Screen by 45 to Thrive!

Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) enthusiastically supports the current efforts to lower the colorectal cancer screening age to 45 for everyone of average risk. To be clear, the current recommendations state that those in the Black community need to begin screening by age 45 due to the documented, higher risk many face with this disease. The current recommendation for…

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We want you to Fight Right! What exactly does this mean?

  Why does HCB2 focus on cancer prevention and use the phrase, let’s “Fight Right”? Two stories led us to the creation of the Fight Right initiative!  First, several years ago an early morning show began a cancer awareness segment. To highlight the successes of research and treatment for one particular cancer, the guests included cancer survivors – many of…

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Salt! More or less?

Salt! More or less? Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) has considered salt an important component of our healing belly basket since the program’s inception in 2016. Full of minerals and electrolytes, salt helps our muscles move, helps our nerves function, keeps our body fluids balanced, and so much more! We strongly recommend unrefined salt over the highly processed white…

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Exercise and Cancer

Great benefits of moving at any age and any stage! Why Exercise During Cancer Treatment? Physical activity while patients receive cancer treatment has been shown to have both short term and long term benefits. Physical activity is known to combat treatment-related side effects which includes fatigue, muscle loss, decreased range of motion, muscular imbalance, and “chemo brain” while helping to…

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“Can We Talk” Breaking the silence about colorectal cancer.

HCB2’s website has downloadable resources which may help you and your loved ones reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.  Specifically, the “Can We Talk” one pager consists of six questions to ask yourself and your loved ones to assess your risk of a future colorectal cancer diagnosis.  HCB2 is gearing up for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month during the month of March,…

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We’re Strolling through our Colon!

Thanks to the Prevent Cancer Foundation grant, HCB2 was able to purchase an inflatable colon to assist with our work in offering education about colorectal cancer and early detection.  The 10 foot Colon is an entertaining, educational tool perfect for school, community and corporate health fairs. We are ready to be invited to your next health event! Why do we…

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