Anne Barranco

After having a routine physical, Ann Barranco was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Her treatment regime would include chemotherapy, radiation, and, eventually, surgery. After two months of chemo and radiation treatments, Anne's white blood cell count fell dangerously low, and she had developed other complications. She was hospitalized for a period of three weeks. Anne says, "Being in the hospital for that amount of time was my scariest moment... I fully believe that God was with me every step of the way." Anne believes she has beat her cancer and tries to live her life "to its fullest....I can't wait to see what the future holds..."

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Alabama continues to build on its very successful history of colon cancer control. Comprehensive cancer control has been defined as an integrated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through prevention, early detection, treatment, and palliation.

This comprehensive approach involves systematic assessment of state cancer concerns to ensure that important priorities are identified, resources are used efficiently, gaps in education and services are identified, and duplication of efforts is avoided.

Lifestyle choices will be the health focus for the 21st century. Peer education, community-based interventions, and better access to preventive care will help Alabamians make better lifestyle choices and help the state continue to make progress in the battle against cancer.

Did you know that a healthy lifestyle and diet may help reduce your cancer risk? It’s never too late to start.

Here are some helpful tips to a healthier life…

  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stop using tobacco products
  • Protect your skin
  • Practice safe sex
  • Read documented government news on colon cleanse
  • Try Colon Cleanse on Amazon.
  • Keep up with the latest university research.
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation
  • Obtain regular cancer screenings

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