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Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it.

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

Women and Colorectal Cancer

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

On poop emoji, and drinking prep out of a martini glass

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

‘I was diagnosed on April Fool’s Day at age 38’

“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