Me hice la prueba y ahora quiero compartir mi experiencia
Tenía problemas de colon irritable. Me hicieron un análisis de laboratorio que detecta el cáncer. Esta experiencia fue muy positiva, los médicos y enfermeras me dieron mucha confianza y quede tranquilo. Ahora les digo a todos mis amigos y familiares que se hagan la prueba, les podría salvar la vida.
Basilio Sandoval, Eugene
Your life does not belong to just you, it also belongs to people that love you and want and need you in their lives. You have a responsibility to yourself and to the people that love you, to take care of yourself.
Diana Drews Medford, Oregon
I encourage people to stay engaged in their own health and be advocates for those who can’t advocate for themselves. We might all be there one day so step up to the plate now.
Dee Anne Everson, Ashland, Oregon
I know of several people who have had colorectal cancer, two who had cancer found during a regular screening procedure. They are alive today because their cancer was found early.
Leslee OBrien, Merlin, Oregon
For those who put this off at age 50 when it is recommended you are gambling with your health and future life longevity. If not for yourself, do it for your loved ones who want and need you around for a long healthy life.
Dep. Chief William Landis Grants Pass, Oregon
My father died from metastatic colon cancer at an early age. We miss him very much. Knowing that his death was preventable strengthens my resolve to encourage and educate others.
Mardel Chinburg, Eugene, Oregon
Prevention! Prevention! Prevention! I often believe that people look at this type of issue as an “older” person issue, but it isn’t!
Jennifer Susi Medford, Oregon
It is such a simple test and it is too bad that many people do not get the test because of the fear of it being so unpleasant. At most, it was a small inconvenience in my daily routine.
Rick Rankin, Medford, Oregon
I was checked for colon cancer at the age of 39, after fatigue, blood in stool and after a massive loss of weight. I never thought of colon cancer because there is no family history of it in my family. January 28th 2011 changed my life and my wife’s as well as our families for ever. I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. After chemo, radiation and surgery to give me a permanent colostomy. I am 2 years cancer free. I truly believe we all need screening for this type of cancer and other type’s sooner. I am back to working full time and enjoying life with my wife, family and friends to the fullest. I suggest, do not ever use the phrase (that can not happen to me). Go get screened. – Earl Buck III
Colorectal cancer is virtually completely preventable if screenings and, if necessary, treatment is done early enough. Why wouldn’t you avoid the possibility of having to deal with the trauma of cancer by having the screening. The alternative is so much worse. This is one thing that I can do to prevent me from getting colorectal cancer. It is a no brainer to make the decision to have the screening done. In my case the doctor found and removed a polyp and I will be going back for a screening 5 years from the procedure instead of the usual 10.
Ken, Dallas Resident