June 13, 2022 – The Colon Club welcomes Carole Motycka as our Social Media Manager.
Carole was a featured survivor in our 2020 On The Rise publication. Our annual “Colon Camp” retreat inspired her to reach for more, and she made herself a household name in the colorectal cancer community as an incredible patient advocate.
When Carole was diagnosed with cancer, her immediate reaction was to act. She sought the opinions of doctors that would be pioneering and progressive in their approaches rather than settling for “standard of care” treatment. A strong woman of faith, Carole looked to her church when she needed a living donor for her liver transplant. She found a match and received the first liver transplant in the U.S. for a stage IV metastatic colorectal cancer patient at The Cleveland Clinic.
With endless enthusiasm, Carole tells her story to raise awareness for colorectal cancer. Her impactful posts on social media share hope and love while seeking health equity for all. Her depth of knowledge of this disease and her energy makes her approachable to both the patient and medical communities and we are truly excited to have Carole join the team.
To learn more about The Colon Club, please visit their website: www.colonclub.com
About Colorectal Cancer
Colon and rectal cancers (colorectal cancer) make up the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined. Each year there are over 130,000 cases and 50,000 deaths. Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening, and 90 percent curable in most cases. One in 20 people will be diagnosed with the disease. Although incidence rates over the past decade have decreased among those age-eligible for screenings, early-onset colorectal cancer (occurrences in those under age 50) are on the rise. Discussions with a doctor about screening and knowledge of signs and symptoms are critical steps for prevention.
About The Colon Club
The Colon Club connects young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer so they never have to feel alone. Our mission is to educate as many people as possible, specifically young adults, educating them about the risk factors, genetic precursors, and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it is appropriate for them.