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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Did you know?

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States when men and women are considered separately, and the second leading cause when both sexes are combined. It is expected to cause about 49,960 deaths (24,260 men and 25,700 women) during 2008.

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1X_What_are_the_key_statistics_for_colon_and_rectum_cancer.asp
or the Tiny url...


http://tinyurl.com/6f8jow


In 2004 (the most recent statistics available)
 73,997 men and 71,086 women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer
 26,881 men and 26,699 women died from colorectal cancer

http://www.cdc.gov/CANCER/colorectal/statistics/

 Each year, more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer.

 Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer for men and women combined. (Lung cancer is the first.)

 Someone dies from colorectal cancer every 9.3 minutes.

 More lives are lost each year to colorectal cancer than to breast cancer and AIDS combined.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and yet preventable, cancers.

To learn more about colorectal cancer prevention, please read Top 10 Colon Cancer Prevention Tips.

http://coloncancer.about.com/od/cancerstatistics/a/US_Death_CRC.htm

These are all staggering statistics. I've given credit for the places where I got the information and there is more on their sites. Read these statistics and take it to heart. No history of it in your family? It has to start somewhere.


For more information on Colorectal Cancer and the preventions... please check out the links I've provided. If you think you may have a problem, please be tested now... the sooner the better your chances.

Comments

zhadi said…
I don't know that I've heard of this before...thanks for taking the time to put this up, Teagan!
Interesting and informative post. I learned somethings here today.
Vivian Zabel said…
Colorectal cancer is one of the easiest to catch early and prevent -- IF people do the test regularly.

I'm set up for a regular scope as suggested by my doctor.

Thanks for the information.

Vivian
http://v.multiply.com/journal
Morgan Mandel said…
Having a colonoscopy is easy. It's the day before that's not so much fun, but it's worth it for peace of mind.

Morgan Mandel
www.morganmandel.com
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com

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