Jun 17, 2005 - 8:48 pm
I read the post recently about the fact that there are many of us youngish people on here with colo-rectal cancer. I wanted to post about being advocates for better screening for young people.
Is anyone on here actively actively advocating for better screening for young people? I tried to go onto to the Colon Cancer Alliance web page to find out info about this, but didn't have much luck. I might try e-mailing someone there.
I would like to put an end to young people with colon cancer getting misdiagnosed with hemmorhoids. If you have blood in your stool at any age... it should mean that you are automatically scheduled for a COLONOSCOPY !!!!!
My understanding is that if caught early, you can often simply have laproscopic surgery and no need for chemo and radiation.
Anyone out there gotten answers for these questions and are advocating for change?