The Grammy nominee talked openly about being recently diagnosed with colon cancer and emphasised the importance of routine screenings and early detection.
Early detection and Taylor Dayne’s recent cancer diagnosis are covered.
The singer of “Tell It to My Heart” recently revealed on Good Morning America that she was diagnosed with colon cancer over the summer.
Following a routine colonoscopy, the 60-year-old musician nominated for a Grammy was told she had colon cancer in July. After hearing the news, Dayne’s world turned “black” after hearing the news, but her illness was discovered early.
Life is priceless, she declared to the media. “He never once mentioned cancer’s stage. “OK, I know there was nothing five months ago,” was all I could think. So this is early detection. ”.
Days after receiving her cancer diagnosis, Dayne underwent surgery to remove 10 inches of her colon, and she was later given the all-clear. But she spent about 20 days in the hospital due to a post-operative ailment.
After leaving the hospital, Dayne recalled, she worked on her physical and emotional recovery while remembering the “horror” she had to go through as a young child with kidney problems.
She admitted, “Being back in the hospital felt like I was four again, confined inside my body without a voice. I’ve been put to my emotional and mental limits by this. Now that I’ve returned, I’m in a rehab program. “.
Following her recovery, the 1980s pop diva claimed she felt better than ever and advised others to talk to their doctors about routine tests.
Dayne told GMA, “When you’re very sick and don’t have the energy, you depend on your champions around you, your warriors, and your people.”. Find a medical professional who will be honest with you. Become a fighter within. “.
Behind breast and lung cancer in terms of prevalence worldwide, colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the third most common cancer. The American Cancer Society predicts that in 2022, 106,180 Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis.
Nearly 20% of patients have a history of cancer in their families, and doctors advise everyone to research their families’ records to determine whether they are at a higher risk. However, diet and its effects on obesity may be a contributing factor. Although it affects men and women equally in the United States, doctors stress that early detection can save lives.
The American Cancer Society advises people over 45 to undergo regular colonoscopies or stool tests to detect colon cancer.
Additionally, they advise people with symptoms of colon cancer—including altered bowel habits like increased diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, dark stools, sudden weight loss, cramps, and extreme exhaustion—to see a doctor.
However, the fact that they typically appear after colon cancer has spread emphasises the significance of preventive screenings.