Young Woman Refused Colonoscopy For Several Months. Discovers She Has Colon Cancer and Lynch Syndrome
The following story is not only very sad but also, in my opinion, incredibly infuriating. A young, African-American woman named Ashley Teague started losing weight back in 2019. Teague was 28-years-old at the time. After finally having the colonoscopy, Teague discovered that she had a tumor in her colon the size of a baseball.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are that you know someone that has been affected by this cancer.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. To give you a bit more perspective, in 2124, “half of all men can count on developing prostate cancer.” By being proactive about men's health, we will be able to lower cancer rates and lessen the likelihood of other chronic and serious illnesses.
It seems like every month I discover yet another heartbreaking story about colorectal cancer. Recently in northern England, a 35-year-old father named Dean Whelan was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on his daughter’s first birthday. He did not experience any symptoms until about two months prior to receiving the diagnosis.
I’m proactive as I can be about doing everything in my power to prevent diseases such as cancer. One cancer in particular that I am especially mindful is colorectal cancer, and here are a few reasons why:
So, what else can you do to help protect yourself and your family from the damaging rays of the sun? Well, according to recent research from the University of Sydney, you may want to consider adding vitamin B3 to your sun protection arsenal.
“The essence of dehumanization is the denial of another person’s reality. To be told, in the absence of clinical evidence, that one’s pain is not real or that one’s biological symptoms are exaggerated or psychosomatic, is medical gaslighting,”
Every hour of every day, at least one man is diagnosed with testicular cancer (also known as cancer of the testes). The testicles are responsible for producing sperm and male sex hormones.
I write a lot about cancer prevention and how adopting healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a nutrient-dense diet and exercising regularly, may assist with this. I will revisit this with you as it pertains to pancreatic cancer, but after hearing about the death of Siegfried Fischbacher, I wanted to do some investigating to see if there is something new and perhaps widely unheard of about this type of cancer.
Some physicians no longer recommend the PSA test except in very specific situations, and others prefer to leave the decision to their patients’ “personal preference” based on their individual situations after weighing the benefits and risks of the test (which is the current recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force).
Chief International Anchor for CNN Christiane Amanpour recently and bravely shared with the world that she is battling ovarian cancer. "I've had successful major surgery to remove it, and I'm now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I'm confident," she said, according to this CNN report.
I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Lawrence Meadows, brother of popular broadcast journalist Craig Melvin. At just 39-years-old, Meadows was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer back in 2016. He lost the battle against this devastating cancer in December of 2020 at the age of 43. It is quite haunting that actor Chadwick Boseman passed before Meadows at the same age due to having colon cancer as well. And when I think about these young men, I also think about my own brother who died of this cancer at the age of 65.
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