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QUEAH'S FIGHT

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March 19, 2014 will mark three years since my daughter Queah (Quaya) died from colon cancer. She was first diagnosed at 26. Unfortunately she was misdiagnosed a couple of times because no one expected someone her age to have colon cancer. By the time doctors discovered the tumor she was already at the end of Stage III meaning the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.

After gaining a pretty good understanding of her diagnosis she set out to educate others, especially young people about the dangers and to know the warning signs. Her efforts didn't stop there - she would also encourage just about anyone she met to become aware of any changes in their bodies and if they think they have symptoms of colon cancer to get screened right away.
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THE WARNING SIGNS

  • A change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool
  • Rectal bleeding/blood in stool
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas or pain)
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
SOURCE: Mayo Clinic
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