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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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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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LYB - Walk & Talk Support Group

Starting April 29th, LYB will continue the “Walk & Talk” support group series for current patients, survivors, caregivers and families multiple times 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, April 29th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, May 2nd from 3:45 - 4:45 PM

  • Monday, May 6th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, May 9th from 3:45 - 4:45 PM

  • Monday, May 13th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, May 16th from 3:45 - 4:45 PM

  • Monday, May 20th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Thursday, May 23rd from 3:45 - 4:45 PM

  • Thursday, May 30th from 3:45 - 4:45 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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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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AND THE WINNER IS...

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What a weekend! The 2019 Battle of the Buns is complete and we'd like to thank all who participated, attended, donated, volunteered or sponsored. We consider our first event a success and it would not have been possible without all of you!

After tallying the votes, the winner of the Battle of the Buns is...The Salty Penguins!

Congrats to these students from Elevate Rock School, who really brought down the house with their rendition of Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin'! Stay tuned for a hopeful trophy ceremony with the band in the near future!

With so many talented performers, it was a fantastic time and we thank all of you for coming out and helping Love Your Buns get the kick start we need to move forward with our core programming and continued awareness initiatives!

Thank you!

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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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