This short PSA includes facts about colorectal cancer screening and what we can all do.
Colon cancer has long been considered an older person’s disease. The average age at diagnosis is 68 for men and 72 for women. So when Drew Griffin was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer at 39 after months of abdominal pain, he was shocked.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, James Grizzard has always lived a very athletic lifestyle. In Tampa, Florida, James enjoyed golf year-round. After he and his wife, Jackie, moved to Kirkland, Washington, in 2010, James traded golf for more Northwest outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, and camping. Coinciding with his move was an unexpected diagnosis of colon cancer. James jokes that he moved to the Seattle area “just in time to be treated at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).”