Colorectal CancerHero of Hope
Video Library – January 4, 2018
Melissa Marshall aims to correct common misconceptions people have about colorectal cancer and ostomy bags and hopes to empower other colorectal cancer survivors to overcome any shame they may feel.
Colorectal CancerPatient Stories
February 2017 Vol 3 No 1 – February 17, 2017
Singer and songwriter Melissa Marshall was 51 when she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in September 2013. After a lengthy battle Melissa was cured, and began a crusade of inspiration and education.
February 2016 Vol 2 No 1 – February 10, 2016
Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Colorectal cancer can also be referred to separately as colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where it starts. Colon cancer and rectal cancer have many features in common.
By Rebecca Gondak, MS, CCC-SLPRebecca Gondak, MS, CCC-SLP, Matthew LeBlanc, RN, BSN, OCNRebecca Gondak, MS, CCC-SLP, Matthew LeBlanc, RN, BSN, OCN, Earl Shellner
December 2015 Vol 1 No 6 – December 23, 2015
In 2013, Earl Shellner was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. What followed was a year of aggressive treatment that included surgical removal of his colon, large intestine, rectum, and anus. He began his first round of chemotherapy, followed by 25 sessions of radiation and, finally, his last round of chemotherapy.
Cancer ScreeningColorectal Cancer
April 2015 Vol 1 No 2 – April 14, 2015
Have you been screened for colorectal cancer? As a patient with cancer or a cancer survivor, you need to pay attention to your regular cancer screenings, because getting a second cancer is a possibility. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be.
My Mom’s Plan for Surviving Colon Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathy: Walking, Planting Flowers, Knitting a Pink, Fuzzy Scarf
April 2015 Vol 1 No 2 – April 8, 2015
Amy Rettig tells her mother’s story of surviving colon cancer.
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