Susan Burke’s journey with colorectal cancer started with an appendectomy. At 47 years old, a pain in her right, lower abdomen for more than a year led doctors to find an appendix that was swollen to three times its normal size.
If you were to visit Jeannie Moore at her home, you’d be hard-pressed to miss the dragonflies. Their image is everywhere — decorating her walls, glimmering across stepping stones in the backyard, and on a blanket she curls up with every night.
In 2018, women are living a life unlike anything we’ve ever seen. A woman’s lifestyle, mindset, aspirations, and even independence are a complete 180 from the era of their mother’s before. Gone are the days of an unequal voice, and in its place, the ability to do it all. From motherhood to relationships, to maintaining a fulfilling career, the increased desire to live one’s best life is no longer a thing of the past.
Terri Taylor, a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition from the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth Scottsdale, Arizona, provides five takeaways for nutrition after a colorectal cancer diagnosis.