At Angelic Warrior Foundation, we are committed to raising awareness about colorectalcancer. We believe that awareness can be raised through statistics, as well as the experiences of others.
In this series of Screening Stories, we will hear from people who have been screened for colon cancer and share their stories.
Jasmine's Screening Story:
"I received my first colonoscopy in October 2020. I was screened because I have a family history of colon cancer. When my sister was diagnosed in 2017 at the age of 29, I should have been screened right away. However, due to 2 pregnancies and nursing, I kept putting it off. After her devastating passing in May 2020, I began to notice some pressure in my rectal area, & cha
Cameron's Screening Story:
"My last screening was in late 2018, when I had a colonoscopy exam. I was screened for the first time because my sister, Angel, was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer. I don’t like hospitals at all, but the process itself wasn’t bad. The exam was pretty quick & painless. I found out I had polyps in my colon. They were removed and biopsied, and thankfully, they weren’t cance
Laurie's Screening Story:
"I had my first colonoscopy in 2011 at the age of 52. I did procrastinate for a couple of years since my doctor recommended it at the age of 50. Since my grandfather died of colon cancer they then recommend me to be tested every 5 years, so in 2016 I had my 2nd. Since then, the insurance companies have decided your grandparents are not considered your "immediate" family an
Here’s Keegan’s Screening Story:
“I was screened for the first time on Thursday, October 29, 2020. I received a colonoscopy because of periodic blood in my stool, that was caused by constipation. However, I wanted to be 100% sure that was truly the cause, and not another underlying health concern. I have no family history of colon cancer, but still wanted to be screened.
The process was very stra
Here's Tiesha's Screening Story:
"I was screened in October 2020. I received a colonoscopy. I was screened to be an example in my family, because my children’s father has a strong history of Colon Cancer in his family. I also wanted to spread awareness of colon cancer. The process was scary and I was a little nervous. The outcome of the screening was negative (there were no signs of colon cancer).
Here's Paulette's Screening Story:
"I had my very first colonoscopy in 2015 after turning 50 which at the time was the typical screening age for colon cancer. The results showed no polyps and therefore I was not scheduled to be screened again for another 10 years. However on January 22, 2021, I was screened again because of my daughter’s colon cancer diagnosis. My latest results once again showed n