The Elephant in the Room – Let’s talk about Colorectal Cancer

elephant-in-room-colorectal-cancerI’m always looking for avenues to create awareness for colorectal cancer and the importance of screening and early detection. I recently had the pleasure of being featured as Exact Sciences Hero of the Month (May). Exact Sciences is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. As part of the interview, I was asked why, in my opinion, it is important for people to be educated about the disease and the prevention methods. My answer was simple:

“No one wants to talk about colorectal cancer. Really it is a humbling cancer. Who wants to discuss such personal matters? I try to do so with humor. We must educate the general population that with screening, this cancer can be prevented. It is the third most commonly Read More

Are You Blue?

Teri-cancer-awareness-monthMarch is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and blue is the color to wear to show your support! As a colon cancer survivor and a warrior in the fight against this disease, I want to help spread the word:

Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable when you know a few simple facts!

1. Early detection is vital.
While colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the US, it is estimated that over 90% of all cases of colon cancer can be prevented with recommended screening. Despite its high incidence, colon cancer is one of the most detectable and, if found early enough, most treatable forms of cancer. Read More