Episode 10

Melissa Marshall is proud to present the newest addition to the No You Cant'cer Foundation, Melissa Marshall's Bag of Tricks and Ostomy Tips! Every Tuesday, Melissa will be back to introduce you to an all-new ostomy product, or accessory, and tell you where to get it. She will highlight products you may already have, some imported from other countries, and a few little items that you may have never thought to include in your own ostomy regimen.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and Melissa hopes that this will be the month you take charge of your colorectal health. After beating colorectal cancer Cologuard made Melissa a Cologuard Champion, armed with the task of spreading the word about this new cancer detecting tool, in hopes that it can save lives. Melissa initially ignored the signs of colorectal cancer, thinking it was to do with her bad hip or general aging, and she had never gotten a colonoscopy before. Like many, the idea of one made her uncomfortable, but with Cologuard, there is no discomfort or prep, and is a noninvasive way for those over the age of 50 to detect any cancerous cells. If something like Cologuard had been available several years ago, Melissa may have gotten the early detection needed to avoid receiving an ostomy.

Learn more about Cologuard by visiting their website HERE and ask your doctor if Cologuard is right for you!

Prevention is also discussed in the No You Cant'cer Foundation's publication, It's in the Bag. Cololrectal cancer, when not caught early enough, often makes receiving an ostomy necessary to save the life of the cancer fighter. Family medical history is vital in early detection, as is knowing your body and having the courage to speak to medical professionals about some of the issues that are generally seen as embarrassing. You can learn about It's in the Bag HERE and have the strength to say, "No You Cant'cer!"

And finally, the official ribbon color for National Cancer Prevention month is lavender, which is the color that represents all cancer. The No You Cant'cer Foundation currently carries a lovely lavender No You Cant'cer butterfly necklace that pays homage to all those who are fighting cancer, those who survived, and those we have lost. When you order a No You Cant'cer butterfly necklace, be comforted in the fact that 100% of all proceeds goes into colorectal and ostomy education. You can order in our store HERE and receive a complementary No You Cant'cer CD.

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Email: Noyoucantcer.Melissa@aol 
Phone: (609) 464-4647

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