Since then, colon cancer awareness and prevention have been causes near to my heart. And March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. My message: Early detection saves lives. I'd like to urge everyone over 50 to get screened.
Over the past decade, a lot of people have helped me get this message out – and we've made a lot of PSAs along the way. Some of them are inspiring. Some are really funny. So we decided to compile some of the best in a single video.
I posted it on my YouTube channel. You'll find it in the featured box at the top of the page. While you're there, check out the other stuff I've been posting — you'll get a good idea of what I've been up to behind the scenes. It's sort of "Katie Unplugged."
So take a look. Don't hesitate to let us know what you think. And if you're over 50 – you know what I'm going to say, but I can't stress it enough – talk to your doctor about getting screened. And if you're under 50 and have a family history or any symptoms like bloating, unexpected weight loss or rectal bleeding, talk to your doctor.
I don't want anyone to die of embarrassment.