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Jackie Tull, 4-H Youth Development, Accomack County Cooperative Extension

Jackie Tull
“I would like to tell my experience with colon cancer to encourage people who have digestive issues to get it checked out by a doctor. I was having problems with weight loss and digestive issues for about eight months and had lost 25 pounds in that time.  My gastroenterologist suggested I have a colonoscopy since it had been 8 years since my first one.  During the procedure he found a polyp growing in the wall of my intestines and suggested I have it removed.  I underwent surgery at which time they removed a foot of my intestines and it was cancer.  I finished chemo in February, 2016 and so far all of my follow up test have come back clear.  I was in the lucky 41% of cases that were found early and I was 49 years old at the time.  The doctor told me that a key sign of colon cancer is unexplained weight loss.  My message is that if you are having digestive symptoms and unexplained weight loss, go see your doctor.”
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Get moving to reduce your colorectal cancer risk
Date: Tuesday, August 2
Time: 12:00 pm EDT

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Have your cake and eat it too: Decreasing your colorectal cancer risk through smart food choices
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 
12:55 pm | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

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Colorectal Cancer: What is it, and how do I get screened?
Presenters:
Dr. Farrel Adkins, Specialist in colorectal surgery, Carilion Healthcare
Dr. John Michos, Medical Director, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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