March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted March 1st, 2022

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the screening recommendations have changed. What you need to know. Did anyone else see the memes last week that said, “if you recognized everyone in the Superbowl halftime show, it’s time to schedule your first colonoscopy?” Yes, fellow Gen-Xers. It’s time.And if it seems earlier to you than […]

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted March 11th, 2021

I am writing this blog for Colon Cancer Awareness month which is this month, March. March has always been one of my favorite months because of March Madness (NCAA basketball tournament). It is also the month when in 2000 then President Bill Clinton signed a White House Proclamation officially designating March as Colon Cancer Awareness […]

Changes to Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Posted June 21st, 2018

Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) changed its guidelines for recommendations of preventive colorectal cancer screening. The ACS now recommends that people of “average risk” begin screening at age 45 – a change from the previous age 50 recommendation. Average risk persons include those who do not have: A history of colorectal cancer or […]

My First Colonoscopy, or How I Came to Appreciate Glacier Freeze – by Ellen Liebman

Posted March 10th, 2016

I’m 44 years old. I thought I had at least another 6 years to mentally prepare for my first colonoscopy. Instead I had about a month to wrap my head around what my mom had avoided until she was in her late 60’s. All I’d ever heard was how horrible it was – both the […]