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Cancer Don’t Care – Colorectural Cancer

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“I was a senior in High School when my father was diagnosed with cancer”

Most of us has read or at least heard this statement, or you may have even said it yourself, I just never thought my youngest son would be uttering those words…

My husband of 25+ years was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 2014, actually, the cancer was located in his small intestine.  He had surgery to remove the tumor but after 9 months 2 more tumors reared their ugly heads, one was located in a lymph node and the other on his liver, which were treated with 12 rounds of Chemo.

His last chemo treatment was December 23rd, and there was no visible sign of one of the tumors but a 3 mm spot was still visible on his lymph node.  However, because his type of cancer is not curable, he will be treated with a “cocktail” every three weeks until there is no longer a sign of anything.

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Small intestine cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the small intestine.

The small intestine is part of the body’s digestive system, which also includes the esophagus, stomach, and large intestine. The digestive system removes and processesnutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The small intestine is a long tube that connects the stomach to the large intestine. It folds many times to fit inside the abdomen.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and although it is recommended that adults begin having a colonoscopy at the age of 50, I ask that you consider starting earlier, especially if you have any symptoms.  My husband never drank, smoked or did drugs and very rarely ate red meat, but cancer don’t care!

Hubby started having colonoscopies at the age of 45 because of digestive and bowel problems, however, it wasn’t until his last scope that the doctor decided to perform an upper endoscopy which is when the tumor was found.

A lesson to be learned, always be diligent when it comes to your health care especially when you know something isn’t right.  Hubby is getting stronger and is on the road to recovery, ridding his body of those poisonous toxins.  He will continue to be monitored via CAT Scans, however, we will not give cancer the power it’s trying to take and he will beat this!

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