2017 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1st is the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. I chose to commemorate it in this way – in the hopes that these pictures will bring awareness of the EXPLOSION in early-onset CRC cases.
If you have GI symptoms with more common causes ruled out by your PCP – NO MATTER WHAT YOUR AGE – demand a colonoscopy!
If I had been faster, I might not be Stage IV right now.
Good, close friends of mine die of early-onset CRC literally EVERY MONTH. I mourn every one of them – a CURE MUST BE FOUND! Thankfully MSS-CRC is an intense area of drug discovery research right now, we are getting closer to a cure every day! There is scientific Hope that the tide is turning!
Here are (just a small number of extra special close friends) who died of early-onset CRC since last March 1st. I cried for each of them & for their loved ones… I still do. Flip through their pictures: Nathan, Alex, Danielle, Marie, Colin, Leta and Kenny…
I miss you all so much, each & every day. They are just a few pictures of early-onset CRC...
Me and Nathan
Danielle and I
Marie and I
Nathan and Kenny
Photo courtesy of The Colon Club/Mark McCarty