Get Off Your Butt:
Get Screened for CRC
Sobering stories to get you off your butt – or help you encourage a friend to go get screened!
Mariellen Black was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer when she was 54 years old. If she’d been screened at 50, doctors say she would likely be alive today. Determined to help others learn from her story, she started a national campaign to encourage all Canadians to be screened for colon cancer.Mariellen’s Story
An intelligent, professional woman, Virginia says she is embarrassed to admit she HAD warning signs that something might be amiss – but chose to ignore them.Virginia’s Story
Men tend to be more hesitant than women when it comes to discussing their health concerns, especially when it involves a rectal exam or colonoscopy. But sometimes all that’s needed is some encouragement. Bob stumbled upon an excellent TV show on Men and Colonoscopies.Bob’s Story
The best birthday present Heather has ever received was a diagnosis of early stage colon cancer. She says a bright GP listened to concerns Heather shared – and it very likely saved her life.Heather's Story
A majority of Canadians say they know they should be screened for colon cancer – but 8 out of 10 are not being tested for it. Bob had a colonoscopy in his early 50s. He wishes more men would do the same.Bob's Story
Dr. Mehmet Oz
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