Get your head out of your behind



So they’ll have room to do what they need to do.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

It’s not a pleasant subject. But it’s a necessary one.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.

I went and had my first colonoscopy when I turned fifty. Because of my history as a cancer survivor, I was put on a five-year rotation. Most people are advised to do it on a ten-year basis. Last time around, just a few months back, I was told I needed to be on a three-year basis.

It’s a precaution. But my history, my weight, my age and my health history mean that I’m a higher risk level than some folks.

It’s not really something I look forward to, but it’s also not something I dread. Truth be told, after the prep work is done, I kind of enjoy the nap.

But it’s absolutely not something that I’m going to put off.

I have friends who have survived colon cancer. I’ve had friends who have died from colon cancer.

Given the opportunity, every single one of them would tell you not to put this off.

Don’t be a butthead. Call now to set up your appointment.

Then come back here and help the fight by supporting me in the Massey Cancer Challenge.

Photo: Tiago Gerken via Unsplash


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