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Part II: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy

Posted by PCF Admin on February 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - Yes, that’s me!  Strange as it might seem, it is a good moniker to have if you travel with a 20 ft. long, 8 ft. high giant inflatable colon.  The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ exhibit helps bring colorectal cancer awareness, and a message of early detection, to communities all across America.  If you read Part I: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy you know that, like many people, I had been dragging my feet about getting screened for colorectal cancer.  Now, I have talked with my gastroenterologist (G.I. doc) and her nurse, and scheduled the procedure.  Together we decided I would be completely knocked out and my entire bowel cleansing prep would include a couple of laxative pills to get things moving (really?), two 10 oz. bottles of magnesium citrate and lots of fluids.  Many of us do not drink the amount of fluids we need every day for a healthy body, so when it comes time for a colonoscopy the fluid intake is intimidating. DRINK ALL THE FLUIDS THE DOCTOR TELLS YOU.   It’s important to have enough water in your system to avoid dehydration and it will help everything come out better later on (again, really?).  Follow your doctors directions to ...

Heather Banz: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 20th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Screening Story - Dear Prevent Cancer: I was diagnosed with melanoma about 5 years ago, when I was 35. I had a mole on my stomach that was starting to flake and looked red. I assumed that it was from my waist band rubbing the mole and irritating it. When I went to my doctor for my annual physical I asked her if I could have it removed. She referred me to a surgeon in ...

Healthy Recipes: Quick Breakfast Taco

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Quick Breakfast Taco

Healthy Eating - A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option. 1 serving Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 corn tortillas 1 tablespoon salsa 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters Preparation Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds. Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat ...

What is the Colorectal Cancer Control Program?

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding a Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) across the United States for five years to help 25 states and 4 tribes combine the efforts of their communities and partner organizations to change the face of colorectal cancer screening. The CRCCP's goal is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older from about 64% to 80% in the funded states by 2014. ...