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Meet the One Million Strong – Tina G. from Colorado

Meet the One Million Strong – Tina G. from Colorado

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Tina: Tina Graber, Survivor From Sterling, CO Tina’s Story: Getting the News I saw my family doctor about the bleeding on November 14, 2011. He did an exam to look for hemorrhoids, but saw ‘no evidence’ of them so he referred me to a local surgeon. On December 1, I saw him. He reviewed everything, examined me and said, “We need to do a colonoscopy, how about tomorrow?” Well, that was the last thing I was expecting to hear, but the urgency of it did get my attention. I had to wait

Living with an Ostomy

Can I have a normal life after an ostomy? Will I still be able to go swimming? How will an ostomy affect my sex life? Join us on April 17, 2013 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET for our live webinar as we discuss how to adapt to life after a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. We will address the myths and facts about ostomies and provide resources and tips on living a full, healthy, and happy life with one. Our presenters for this webinar are David Rudzin and Susan Burns, president and vice president, respectively, of United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).  Both of our presenters live with ostomies, and they will share their personal and

Bob Baker is Biking Again

On April 16, Bob Baker and two companions dipped the wheels of their bikes in Long Island Sound near Stamford, Connecticut and set off  to bike 4,000 miles across the United States to Seattle, Washington. Bob is a survivor of ulcerative colitis and colon cancer and an ostomate. He’ll be using his three-month ride to raise awareness of ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer prevention and give hope to people who are terrified of ostomies, letting them know that they can be life-saving and life-giving.