Celebrity Wil Dasovich Beats Cancer!
Celebrity Wil Dasovich Beats Cancer!
Written by: Kat Gal
In 2014 in the U.S. alone, 139,992 people were diagnosed with colon cancer and 51,651 colon cancer patients died from it.
Women and men are equally affected, but men are at a slightly higher risk. As far as race is concerned, black are the most affected, very closely followed by white, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American and Alaska Native. Everyone can get colon cancer regardless of age, but the risks are higher as you get older. Every 1-2 men out of a 100 who are over 60 are expected to get colon cancer by the age of 80.
These U.S. statistics are not very different from statistics in other Western countries and of people affected by our Western unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
A Youtuber’s Fight With Colon Cancer
Wil Dasovich, youtube celebrity, is just one of many who has been diagnosed with colon cancer. He received his Stage 3 diagnoses last year and began his fight against cancer right away. A few months ago he had a scare since doctors had found something in his lungs. Fortunately, his lungs are all clear now and he doesn’t have any metastasis. His lymph nodes were all found to be clear as well.
In a recent video, Wil announced that he is officially done with chemotherapy, which was the hardest part. Since releasing this video, Wil also went through a successful surgery, cutting out a foot of his intestine to clear out any remaining cancer. He is excited to continue his life cancer-free.
Colon cancer doesn’t pick favorites. Don’t take your chances. Understand what colon cancer is, what your risks of colon cancer are and how to prevent it.
Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in your colon (large intestine or large bowel) or rectum (passageway connecting the colon and the anus). Over their lifetime, many people develop abnormal growths, called polyps in the colon or rectum. Though some polyps can remain harmless, some polyps can turn into cancer over time. Screening tests not only can find polyps, but can also remove them before they turn into cancer. Screening is also important to find cancer at an early stage so people can have the best chance for effective treatment and recovery.
Risks Of Colon Cancer:
- Inflammatory bowel disease, like Crohn’s and colitis
- Personal or family history
- Genetic syndromes
- Lack of regular movement and exercise
- Low-fiber diets
- High-fat diet (especially high in saturated fat)
- Diet low in greens, vegetables and fruits
- Alcohol consumption and smoking
- Being overweight or obese
- Eat a healthy, whole foods and fiber-rich diet with greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes.
- Eliminate (or at least reduce) processed sugar, processed foods, artificial ingredients and unnatural additives.
- Limit or eliminate processed meat. Limit animal products in general.
- Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, make a serious attempt to lose weight and reach a healthy weight.
- Get moving. Exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day and stay generally active.
- Spend time in the sun and take a vitamin D supplement (low vitamin D is associated with colon cancer).
- Don’t smoke and limit your alcohol intake (or cut out alcohol altogether).
- Get screened regularly. Colonoscopies, singoscopies and virtual colonoscopies are all good options.
Add Superfoods To Your Routine
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Support Your Body During And Post Cancer
Practices that can lower your risk of colon cancer can also be beneficial in supporting your health while in treatment for cancer or if you have beaten cancer, like Wil, once before. Always talk to your doctor if you are taking on dietary or lifestyle changes to make sure they support your personal health situation.
What steps are you making to prevent colon cancer? If you are currently fighting cancer, what steps are your taking to kick cancer’s butt? Share your stories below. We would love to hear about your health journey.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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