colorectal cancer awareness month

TweetChat: Lynch Syndrome And Other Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

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TweetChat: Lynch Syndrome And Other Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes

To conclude Lynch Syndrome and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we held a tweetchat, #GenCSM, with our phenomenal co-hosts Georgia Hurst and Amy Byer Shainman and special guest Heather Hampel, MS, LGC. Hampel is a genetic counselor at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research interests include screening all colorectal and endometrial cancer patients for Lynch…

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Discussion: Your Need-to-know Guide About Colon Cancer

In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, we’ve spent March sharing resources, information, and personal stories on prevention and living through cancer. We’d like to end the month with our attention on Lynch Syndrome – a hereditary cancer syndrome that is still largely misunderstood among patients and in the medical community. Last weekend we held a Tweet Chat…

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Podcast: Anorexia? Depression? Hypochondiasis? No, it was Colon Cancer

Meet Christina. In 1994, at the age of 24, she was misdiagnosed with anorexia, depression and hypochondriasis only to find out she actually had early-onset colon cancer. Even with an extensive family history of cancer, it took her over a year and a half to get answers about what was really going on with her body.…

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No, You’re Too Young to Have Colon Cancer

The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with colon cancer are over the age of 50. In fact, the average age of colon cancer diagnosis in the United States is 72. However, colon cancer can and does occur in people in their teens, twenties, thirties and forties. These ages of diagnosis are typical in people…

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