For ten years, the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition has been on a mission to make the words colon, colorrectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language. The organization believes it can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from the largely preventable cancer. Last year thousands come out to participate in the Get Your Rear in Gear walk and run.
It can be a scary test to screen for colon cancer, but a Twin Cities woman says she wasn’t prepared for what happened after her colonoscopy. Peggy Kealy doesn’t think her doctors properly prepared her for what sent her to the hospital days after her procedure, one which is never described as pleasant.
If you had the chance to avoid getting the third-leading cancer killer, you would, right? Then why do half of us avoid having a colonoscopy? Avoidance could be risky, considering the odds of colorectal cancer.