We've Got Your Back
To provide valuable information, boundless inspiration and positive insight
regarding women and colon cancer.
To help women who are suffering and unable to provide for themselves or their family.
To raise awareness through support, mentorship, advocacy, social media & ad campaigns that will ultimately make a difference in how we view CRC so that we may save lives.
DID YOU KNOW?
That colon cancer is Preventable, Detectable, Treatable and Curable?
Although the facts listed below are dautning do not despair because more people are taking responsibility for their health, listening to their body and taking action when there is cause for concern. I am a survivor/thriver and there are many of us who have beat cancer and kicked it to the curb.
NEVER GIVE UP. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.
FACTS ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN - LET'S BREAK ALL OF THEM!
*Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer for men and women combined.
*About 1 in 20 people in the U.S. will get colon cancer at some point in their lives.
*More than 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with coln cancer every year.
*Colon cancers have climbed in younger adults over the last decade.
*Younger adults are more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers, which are harder to treat.
*More than a third of Americans age 50 and over aren't up to date on their screening.
*Colon cancer is detectable, treatable and curable.
*Symptoms to watch for are bleeding, abdominal pain or a change in bowel habits.
*Awareness is paramount and we must talk about it.
HELP SAVE LIVES
COLON CANCER WOMEN
If laughter is the best medicine, then you are in the right place. Colorectal Cancer is nothing to joke about but it sure helps when dealing with such a private part of your body. My name is Allyson Phelan. I am a daughter, sister, mother, survivor and thriver. My symptoms began when I was 42 years young and seven months later I was diagnosed with stage 3 Colorectal Cancer. I beat it. SO CAN YOU!
When first diagnosed, you may feel embarrassed or shy or even ashamed but if you add a little joke here and there a visit to the doctor will go from unbearable to bearable.
The best thing about being diagnosed with colorectal cancer is that it is DETECTABLE, TREATABLE and even CURABLE.
Now, I know what you are probably thinking… did she just say “the best thing” and yes…. I did because with some cancers you have a very low chance of survival but with colorectal cancer you have a very big chance of kicking it’s… well, you know!
We can discover, learn and apply when equipped with knowledge. Insight into the world of colorectal cancer will give us the power to explore options, make good decisions, and clear choices.
My goal is share information, inspiration and insight regarding colorectal cancer. We can and we will get through this TOGETHER. You will only find hope, love and support here.
What EXACTLY is Colorectal Cancer?
Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also
be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common. Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part
of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body.
Look for these symptoms:
Changes in your bowel habits
Alternating diarrhea and constipation
Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
Abdominal bloating, cramps or discomfort
A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
Stools that are thinner than normal
Unexplained weight loss
Unexplained loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Weakness or fatigue
Colorectal cancer remains the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. You have the power to reduce your chances of developing colorectal cancer in two important ways: with regular screenings after the age of 50 and a healthy lifelong diet.
Fecal occult blood tests are also used to detect microscopic levels of blood in the stool, often one of the first telltale signs of colorectal cancer. Greater awareness of and access to screening tools have helped improve the colorectal cancer survival rate over the past 20 years. As a result, there are now more than 1 million survivors of the disease in the U.S. Still, there’s much more work to do on the prevention front.
Treatment. Colon cancer treatments often include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other therapies.
MEMBERS of the BOARD
Mother,daughter, sister, friend, survivor, thriver public speaker, life coach, cancer coach, mentor
advocate,cheerleader,motivator & cancer crusher!
Allyson Lovina Phelan
Dr. Su Sacher
Dr. Su Sachar was trained at the prestigious University of Connecticut Health Center where she learned cutting-edge skills pertaining to gastroenterology and served as Chief Fellow of Gastroenterology while
she was there. Dr. Sachar has full privileges at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, and the Specialty Surgical Center in Beverly Hills. Dr. Sachar is a regular guest on The Doctors discussing everything form colon cancer to screening options.
Dr. Sachar's philosophy is to treat patients as a family members, while providing them with a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. Her goal is that patients should understand their symptoms and medical conditions by the time they leave her office. Customer service, safety, and outstanding results are paramount to her.
Dr. Sachar's personal mission is to improve a patient's quality of life so that everyday situations and occurrences are not affected by gastroenterology ailments.
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