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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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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...

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Many LYB branded items are available. If you are a believer in our mission, please show your support with LYB merchandise!
All merchandise proceeds benefiting programs dedicated to educating, empowering, and improving the quality of life for colorectal cancer patients and survivors


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The 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.

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.

Winter dates and times coming soon!

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
 
 
 
 
 

Living with Low Anterior Resections Syndrome (LARS)

A Continuously Improving Guide to Finding “A New Normal” for Patients and Survivors with LARS

Low anterior resection syndrome is a series of ongoing life altering problems individuals may experience after undergoing treatment and surgery for rectal cancer. It has been proven to be a prevalent problem for rectal cancer patients, in fact suggesting that all patients receiving a Low Anterior Resection should be screened for LARS - as noted in scientific literature:

“Given that LARS is such a common problem that often leads to poor quality of life (QOL), all patients should be routinely screened for LARS after sphincter-preserving surgery, and the level of anorectal function should be systematically recorded for benchmarking and quality improvement purposes. Consequently, routine and widespread assessment of LARS is called for.”

Source: Chen, Emmertsen, Laurberg (2015) What Are the Best Questionnaires To Capture Anorectal Function After Surgery in Rectal Cancer?

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