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What Happens During A Colonoscopy?

What happens during a colonoscopy? | Mini Van Dreams

Sometimes we put off medical tests because we are scared they will hurt or be uncomfortable.  (Yes, I am talking to you.)  You know you are due for your colonoscopy but just can’t make yourself pick up the phone.  The horror stories you have heard about the prep and the test are keeping you from making the appointment.  Why?  Fear.  The fear of the unknown.


Colorectal Cancer Testing Options

Colorectal Caner Testing Options | Mini Van Dreams

Do you know what colorectal cancer testing options are available?  Do you know there are other options than having a colonoscopy?  Colon cancer is the second leading cancer in men and women in the United States.  Do you know the best test to test for colon cancer?  The one you have done.


C is for Colon Cancer

C is for Colon Cancer | Mini Can Dreams

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – an important month in our family.  Colon cancer can strike anyone, at any age.  Just ask Don.  Don has been cancer free almost five years.  Many consider colon cancer an “older” person’s disease.  It is not.   (more…)

10 Signs of Colon Cancer

10 Signs of Colon Cancer | Mini Van Dreams

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  As many of you know, colon cancer has hit close to home with us.  Check out our post tomorrow to find out more about Don’s cancer diagnosis.  We will be celebrating 5 years cancer free in May!  For today’s list, I thought I’d share 10 Signs of Colon Cancer.  And, because this is me… I am just putting it out there in normal terms.


Free Ice Cream at Graeters!

Cones for the Cure: The Cure Starts Now

The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s have teamed up again to raise money for the Cones for the Cure campaign!  The campaign is running at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago Graeter’s locations.  They will be helping to spread the word about The Cure Starts Now and help the organization find the “homerun cure” for cancer, while focusing on pediatric brain cancer.


The Cure Starts Now: Cones for the Cure

Cones for the Cure = Free Ice Cream! | Mini Van Dreams

Today starts the annual two week campaign for Cones for the Cure in conjunction with Graeter’s Ice Cream.  Participating Graeter’s locations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago will help The Cure Starts Now find a cure for pediatric brain cancer and all cancers.


Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath

Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath | Mini Van Dreams

October is breast cancer awareness month and as you know, we lost Don’s mom to her battle with breast cancer a couple of years ago.  When we were contacted by Tree Classics to design a wreath for breast cancer awareness we jumped at the chance to help get the word out about breast cancer.  For more information on breast cancer and your risks, talk to your doctor and check out the American Cancer Society’s website.


Kick Your Man in the Pants About Testicular Cancer

Help Fight Testicular Cancer! | Mini Van Dreams

Kick your man in the pants about testicular cancer!  Okay, stop… not really!  I don’t want men sending me hate mail.  So, what’s up with the post title?  Women sometimes need to kick men in the butt to get them motivated about their health – they always tend to put things off until it is too late.  Today, I am joining forces with the Testicular Cancer Foundation + Tommy John to encourage men to take care of their health and become more proactive about their health.


Tackle Breast Cancer at the Cure Bowl

AutoNation Cure Bowl: Help Tackle Breast Cancer | Mini Van Dreams

We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer – whether a loved one or yourself has been diagnosed, a loved one or friend has died from breast cancer, or perhaps you have had a breast cancer “scare.”  One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.  This means either we have already been touched by breast cancer or will be touched in the future.


Taking a Moment for Mesothelioma

A Moment for Mesothelioma | Mini Van Dreams #socialgood #cancer #mesothelioma

I saw a story the other day about yet another death involving mesothelioma and thought I would reshare this post from last year on this very rare cancer.  Please, share with your friends and loved ones.  We tend to not think about cancer unless it happens to a loved one or a close friend.  It’s just the “C” word that shouldn’t be uttered… but it is prevalent and in some cases can be prevented.  About a year ago Cameron Von St. James asked me to spread the word about mesothelioma and the struggle his wife has with her own cancer.  Read on to find out about mesothelioma and Heather Von St. James.  In May, she reached a miraculous milestone: She is a 10 year survivor of mesothelioma… after only being given 15 months to live at diagnosis.