It’s nearly a taboo subject, talking about one’s guts, especially that very private, unmentionable space in the body that deals with outgo. No amount of crude remarks or “bathroom” humor can breakdown the walls that we have built around the topic of the rear end. We seem to associate the function it handles with a [...]
I was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer, signet ring cell type, in September 2007 at age 41. I underwent six weeks of chemo and radiation that fall and had surgery in January 2008. My tumor was very low in the rectum so everything was removed and I now have "Fred" my permanent colostomy.
Several Get Your Rear in Gear events will be off and running in the coming months, so it’s time to get geared up the race! Having the proper gear prior to the event will not only keep you comfortable during pre race workouts, but it will also help you to get acclimated to the equipment [...]
Submitted by Raymond Ellison After Leslie was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon cancer which spread to his liver in mid April 2008 he passed away January 20, 2009. He was getting a physical to go airborne. For his treatment Leslie was active duty Army at Ft. Polk, LA and was allowed to goto MD Anderson [...]
I run the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K for my Aunt Pat who died of colon cancer in August of 1999. She was 44 years old. I run for her. I run because I can. I’m a little slow, but I run because she can’t. Pat was the glue that held my family together. [...]
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered key genes involved in colorectal and liver cancers, creating targets for the development of new drugs and therapies. Monday’s announcement is one piece of a large puzzle when it comes to the genetic origins of cancer. No single human gene is responsible for cancer, but researchers have [...]
The release of a recent legislative report card underscored the importance of participation in colon cancer education and awareness events. A coalition of organizations including the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) released a report in February which graded each state on legislation requiring insurance providers to cover the cost of recommended preventative screening procedures. States earning [...]
More than 600 people gathered on a gorgeous Spring morning in Raleigh to raise awareness of colorectal cancer in North Carolina. The first annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run and walk was a runaway success, drawing 35 Teams and raising $50,000 for colon cancer awareness, screening and support projects in the Raleigh Area. [...]