The inflatable colon is an entertaining, educational aid and promises to be a hit at any community or corporate activity! HCB2 uses their “Strolling Colon” to raise the level of conversation about colorectal cancer and early detection options!
The “Can We Talk?” initiative pre-screens community members’ risk for colorectal cancer and the additional materials offers education which raises the level of knowledge regarding colon health. HCB2 is able to offer this service FREE within the Richmond, VA area and to the surrounding counties within a 45 mile radius!
Each year we will award the HCB2 “Can We Talk?” scholarship to a graduating senior in Chesterfield County who has created a public service announcement (PSA) to educate young people about colon health and colorectal cancer prevention. The winning video or images will be used for one year as a part of HCB2’s social media campaign. For more information regarding this opportunity, please watch our scholarship video
Colorectal cancer rates are rising among younger people, butt it doesn’t have to stay that way! Your skills will help to grow our efforts to alert and educate people in the community. This scholarship is a great opportunity to leave a lasting impression among your peers as you move from high school and into the next chapter of your life.
What are the first steps in colorectal cancer prevention?
HCB2 has the following quick tips:
Screening saves lives. Many cancers, such as colon cancer, are treatable and beatable if discovered early. Many times there are no symptoms in the early stages when a screen can detect an issue. However, chronic constipation, changes in bowel habits, blood in stools, thin stools are all signals of gastric distress and need to be addressed by a doctor. Talk with your doctor about your best options for colorectal cancer screening.
We are learning more about how genetics plays a role in our health every year. Talk with your parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, if this is an option, and discuss the past histories of relatives. For example, risk of colon cancer is 2-3x higher when a first degree relative is diagnosed. It may be in your best interest to get screened at earlier or more frequent intervals if you have a family history.
Cancer cells will thrive in an inflamed, low oxygenated environment. If
we continue to eat processed foods filled with poor quality fats (all “vegetable” oils), sugar, sugar substitutes, chemicals and preservatives that our bodies are not wired to breakdown and eliminate, then we are creating an inflamed, acidic, toxic environment within the body where cancer can flourish!
Lack of exercise will create a low oxygenated body where cancer can multiply. Moving the body stimulates the lymphatic system which helps to transport toxins out of the body. The lymphatic system is only stimulated during muscle contraction or manual manipulation.
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