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If Ali Gilmore, Author of The C Card and Me, Had Waited Until the ACA's Recommended Age of 50 to Get Her Colonoscopy, She Wouldn't Be Alive Now to Tell This Story
Date:3/1/2013

(PRWEB) March 01, 2013

When Ali heard that March was National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, she decided to jump in and do her part to ensure no one else makes the same, near fatal mistake she did.

Ali reached out to health experts, survivors and colorectal health support agencies such as the CDC, The Colon Club, Chris4Life, Fight Colorectal Cancer and others, to amp up the volume of the message “Take it from me, get screened."

Throughout the month, there will be interviews, Q&A sessions with health experts, PSA's and other entertaining, informative video and audio clips posted daily on The C Card and Me Website, Facebook page and Twitter account.

You’re too young or have no family history of colon cancer, so this doesn’t apply to you, right?

That’s exactly what Ali Gilmore thought, when at age 46, she was referred to a GI specialist after ongoing complaints of fatigue, rectal bleeding and unusual cramping, but when the GI specialist concurred that it was more likely signs of general wear and tear from aging, stress, poor diet and exercise habits, she was more than happy to accept that reasoning and canceled her screening.

"These are all symptoms that can be easily explained away, especially if you don't have a known history of colon cancer in your family, so I gla
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