May is Oncology Nursing Month. Lindsay, an Oncology Nurse, wrote a really striking piece on her blog, Here Comes the Sun, about everything she didn’t know until she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer. She has graciously given us … Continue reading
As many of you know, this is Women’s Health Week. We wanted to take some time today to talk about colorectal cancer in women, risk factors, and how we can prevent it. The typical lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer … Continue reading
This month, we would like to recognize Stefanie Sydnor as our Volunteer of the Month! Stefanie has helped in many ways since she got involved with the Project earlier this year. Learn more about her below, including what her dream car is! Continue reading
Why do smiling poop emoji’s exist?
Comedian Dane Cook said it’s a favorite of women everywhere: “Coffee cup coffee cup equals poop poop!”
But really, I think it exists solely for my sister who one day each year gets the opportunity to channel her junior high self and giggle as she fills my cell with line after line of them. Colonoscopy prep day. Continue reading
“My story begins in December, when I started having abdominal pains, which was my one and only symptom.
They first appeared after a long night of “celebration.” I thought it was just part of a hangover, and I remember thinking to myself, “I’m getting old because my hangovers are getting worse!” Continue reading
“I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer on June 10, 2013 at the age of 43. This day changed my life forever. I didn’t have any symptoms. I went to the doctor on June 5, 2013. My sister, Sara, … Continue reading
“My name is Kristi and I am a Stage IIIB Colorectal Cancer survivor. I am 47 years old, married and have one, beautiful 22 year old daughter. Born and raised, and still a resident of Chattanooga, TN, I was blessed … Continue reading
“In August of 2005, on her 36th birthday, my Aunt Lisa Mason was diagnosed with colon cancer. Because she was so young no one even thought of colon cancer as a possibility and with no history in our family it … Continue reading
“In 2005, less than a month after retiring, my grandmother was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent emergency surgery all within six hours. Upon her diagnosis, she looked to be about seven months pregnant, and the doctors were worried her … Continue reading