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LOVE YOUR BUNS

Educate. Empower. Improve Survivorship.

Love Your Buns is a new non-profit initiative aiming to remove stigma and improve awareness around rectal cancer, its growing prevalence and its symptoms.  A growing epidemic in young adults, rectal cancer is easy to remove if caught early, however due to a variety of reasons, young adults are not likely to seek screening options like colonoscopies.  This gap in screening is leading to more advanced disease at diagnosis and more challenging and strenuous treatment.

We're working to Educate young adults to increase awareness of the signs and increasing prevalence of Rectal Cancer and to Empower informed decision making and Improve quality of life in Survivorship

 
 
 
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LYB - Walk & Talk Support Group

LYB continues to host the “Walk & Talk” support group series for current patients, survivors, caregivers and families once per week in hopes of offering whatever we can in the way of “in my experience advice” and a place for anyone and everyone to vent.

The upcoming days and times are:

  • Monday, July 1st from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, July 11th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, July 18th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, July 25th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, August 1st from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, August 8th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, August 15th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, August 22nd from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, August 29th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

As always, we have chosen to make this a walking support group as opposed to a traditional counseling setting, to encourage improving one’s physical wellness, survival, and to capitalize on the benefits of increased mental health and the general wellness that walking provides.

All dates are to be held at Rustad Recreation Center unless otherwise indicated.

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What Symptoms to Watch out for?

The symptoms of signs of rectal cancer can be dependent on many factors.

The signs you should be most aware of include the following:

  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Changes in Bowel Habits
  • Cramping Pain, Discomfort
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
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Rectal Cancer Incidence Rates Continue to Climb for Young Adults

Rectal cancer incidence rates have been increasing at an alarming rate for younger adults, now averaging about 4% increase in incidence year over year...

Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 US Std Population (19 age groups - Census P25-1130). The Annual Percent Change (APC) estimates were calculated from the underlying rates using the Joinpoint Trend Analysis Software, Version 4.6, February 2018, National Cancer Institute.

Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 US Std Population (19 age groups - Census P25-1130). The Annual Percent Change (APC) estimates were calculated from the underlying rates using the Joinpoint Trend Analysis Software, Version 4.6, February 2018, National Cancer Institute.

 
 
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Sara's
Bun-Loving
Blog

Read about Love Your Buns Executive Director Sara DCamp's rectal cancer journey and come along with us on a play-by-play view as we build a new platform for driving education, awareness and true quality survivorship of rectal cancer.

 
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