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by Amalia C '11

About Colon Cancer: From the Series: ‘My father’s battle with colon cancer.’

My father died of
colon cancer 3 years ago
and now, for my 10 grade
personal project, I’m rasing
money and awarness
for the disease.
Your colon is a
big last part of the digestive
system, and is also
known as the large intestine.
Our colon’s job is to

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by Amalia C '11

My Father’s Battle With Colon Cancer

As you may know, once you reach the 10th grade in BSGE, you have to do a personal project. For my project, I chose the topic of colon cancer. I chose this topic because my dad died from colon cancer 3 years ago. Also, colon cancer is a serious issue that isn’t as addressed as often the other types of cancer. Part of my project is to have a series of articles in the BaccRag talking about colon cancer and my experiences with it, so keep reading!
In December 2004, right after I turned 11 in October, my dad starting feeling different than he usually did. He started feeling nauseous, weak, tired, and sometimes even dizzy. When my parents decided to go to the doctor, the doctors ran many different exams on my dad because they couldn’t find what was wrong with him. After a few weeks, my dad’s