I understand colonoscopies are a drag... a female friend
had one recently & told me she was hors de combat for three
days. The alternative could be worse, however, if further
developments took place unchecked.... :-Q
A lady in Sherwood, Arkansas (northeast of Little Rock) was
diagnosed with colon cancer at 24...she died 6 weeks later.
Another female was too embarrassed to tell the doctor she
had blood in her fecal stool. Nine months later, violent
abdominal pains sent her to the ER...only to find it was
stage 4 colon cancer. :(
While colon cancer is the second greatest killer behind
heart disease and breast cancer, if caught early, it's
easily treatable, with a 90% chance of survival.
Unfortunately, colon cancer, and many other forms of
cancer, in their early stages, have no symptoms at all.
Hi, Daryl! Awhile ago you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:
Uh-huh. So it's not a disease affecting only overweight middle-aged
guys who love their meat & potatoes, contrary to popular belief... [wry grin
Reminds me of a neighbour of ours who died from a particularly fast- AH>growing variety of prostate cancer which then spread elsewhere. He was afra AH>he might have cancer, so he put off consulting his doctor about it until the AH>wasn't much anybody could do to help. His wife blamed the ER for not notici AH>he had bone cancer when he broke a couple of ribs as a result of falling off AH>high shelf at work. I felt saddened that neither of them got the picture ev AH>though they lived in close proximity to the home of the SURVIVOR echo.... :
Because of your IBS, however, you are monitored at regular intervals
for such things. It seems to me that every cloud has a silver lining.... ;
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