Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Red Rover, Red Rover! Send "Marine the Cancer-Sniffing Lab" Right Over!

Have you heard about “Marine” yet? She is a labrador retriever in Japan that has been specially trained to sniff out colorectal cancer (in stool or breath samples) with 98% accuracy! How awesome is that? Imagine a future where you go for your annual exam, and an adorable dog is brought in to happily sniff your butt and your stinky breath….I don’t know about you, but I'd be down with that :)

Until that day arrives, be sure to get your colorectal cancer screening and colonoscopy as recommended by your doctor (see link below for current, general guidelines). After all, colonoscopies do save lives! That's a straight-up fact!

P.S. How clever are those Get Your Rear in Gear folks!? I love their recent PSA (above).


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  • At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Brigid said…

    Hi Christine,

    How clever is the Marine dog!

    I wanted to reach out because I'm working with Fight Colorectal Cancer to spread the word about their Twibbon campaign.

    If you've never heard of a Twibbon, it's basically a small image that overlays the corner of your Twitter or Facebook profile image, calling attention to colorectal cancer awareness and signifying your support for this cause.

    Putting the Colon Cancer Twibbon on your Facebook and Twitter photos will:
    • raise awareness about the second-leading cancer killer in the United States,
    • encourage dialogue about legislation to promote prevention, screening and treatment of colorectal cancer and
    • join the movement for change with like-minded supporters and advocates.

    Please feel free to join this online community by adding the Twibbon here:

    Thank you!

  • At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


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    If this is something you would be interested in or if you have any questions please let me know. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time.

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    National Awareness Director
    Mesothelioma Center at

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  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger kaney said…

    Approximately 48,000 people will die in the U.S. from colon cancer this year. Many of these deaths could have been prevented with early detection and treatment through routine colon cancer screening. Tragically, some doctors fail to recommend routine colon cancer screening to their patients. This may constitute medical malpractice.

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  • At 2:37 AM, Blogger Doctors Health Press said…

    The colon is the longest part of the large intestine and the lowest part of the digestive system. Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth, and colon cancer forms when this uncontrolled cell growth initiates with cells in the large intestine.
    Although scientists do not know exactly what causes these cells to behave this way, they have identified several potential risk factors.

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  • At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    I had a chance to read through Christine’s site and found it to be very informational and provide some wonderful cancer resources.
    Our organization, Mesothelioma Center, has recently interviewed mesothelioma cancer survivors and published their stories of survival on our site: asbestos(.)com/wallofhope.
    Their stories provided me with a lot of perspective on what it must be like to be battling this disease.

    I was hoping you could help us spread mesothelioma cancer awareness by adding our Wall of Hope Badge to your site. Let’s work together to spread as much cancer awareness as we can!

    Best Regards,
    Mike Postorino
    Mesothelioma Center

  • At 3:34 AM, Blogger vaileria sed said…

    Screening is the procedure of looking for cancer in individuals who have no warning signs of the condition. Several different assessments can be used to display for colorectal cancers. These assessments can be separated into 2 wide groups.
    1.Tests that can find both colorectal polyps and cancer
    2.Tests that mainly find cancer


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