Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Taylor Freetage is a junior writer for TCU360 and an active member of the TCU cheer team. When Taylor is not at home with her three cats you can find her at the gym or blogging at a local coffee shop. Photo courtesy of Joy Donovan, American Cancer Society Communications Division Director. Twitter TCU’s Spectrum organization holds first ever LGBTQIA rally Taylor Freetage Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Website| + posts Twitter ReddIt Resistance training proven to benefit college students TCU Theatre to perform ‘musical thriller’ Sweeney Todd Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Linkedin Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Linkedin printA 2017 study finds colon and rectal cancer in Generation X and millennials has risen dramatically.The study, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), shows colon and rectal cancer (commonly known as colorectal cancer), rates are rising in young and middle-aged adults.The result: three in every 10 rectal cancer diagnoses are now patients younger than age 55. According to ACS, “compared to people born around 1950, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer.”Typically, routine screenings for colorectal cancer start around age 50 for anyone who has an average risk, but there is now a reason that millennials should be getting screened regularly as well.One of the studies top researchers and Master of Public Health (MPH) of the American Cancer Society Rebecca Siegel said trends in young people are a bellwether for the future disease burden. “Our finding that colorectal cancer risk for millennials has escalated back to the level of those born in the late 1800’s is very sobering,” said Siegel.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer cause of death in the United States.Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable cancers if prevention methods begin early. The ACS now recommends going in for screening at a much younger age than what has been prescribed in years past.Early detection of colorectal cancer has been the key to the increase of survival rates, and the patient will have more treatment options if polyp detection is early, said American Cancer Society Division Communications Director Joy Donovan Brandon.Screening is one of the most powerful weapons for prohibiting the development of colon cancer, and now more than ever college-aged students should be getting screened regularly.TCU nursing major, Missy Loeffel, talked about what fellow TCU students should do to lower the risk.“I believe that if young adults become more aware that people their age are developing colon cancer they will take preventative action,” said Loeffel. “People our age are also watching increasing numbers of loved ones that are being affected by cancer, and they view it as a life threatening disease.”Loeffel also added, “if students were simply informed on the subject, and how their age group is at risk, more people would go in for screening.”Screening for colorectal cancer includes looking at the structure of the colon to find any abnormal areas, as well as looking for polyps on the inside of the colon.Photo courtesy of Joy Donovan, American Cancer Society Communications Division Director“Polyps are growths of tissue from the inner lining of the colon into the hollow center of the colon,” according to ACS.Although polyps are non-cancerous growths, cancer can start in some types. The polyps can be a form of “pre-cancer,” which is why it is important to get them removed as soon as possible.“One of the biggest problems of colon cancer is that the early stages don’t have any symptoms, and that’s why screening is so necessary to detect it when it’s early,” says Donovan. “We typically recommend screening every 10 years.”Although millennials are now at a higher risk of developing colon cancer, there are a variety of precautionary steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk, including but not limited to: actively getting screened, eating more vegetables and less red and processed meat, exercising regularly, reducing belly fat, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake.Digital graphic by Taylor FreetageThe college lifestyle often includes the consumption of alcohol, but large doses can be a risk factor for developing colon cancer. ACS recommends no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women.Although symptoms are limited, there are a few to be on the lookout for, including rectal bleeding, blood in stool, changing in bowel habits, feeling that the bowel is not completely empty, lower abdomen cramps and decreased appetite and weight loss.Although colorectal cancer is a disease that is commonly associated with older age, any person who is experiencing symptoms should get screened. Donovan said, “no matter your age, if you’re in college and you’re having these symptoms you need to go talk to your physician.”For more information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, visit www.cancer.org. ReddIt Previous articleTCU running back transfers to Oregon StateNext articleThe Skiff: April 13, 2017 Taylor Freetage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Flu hits 5 to 24-year-olds hard
Â by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.Â â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Levi Lane, born in 1979, of 403 South C in Wellington was charged with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal restraint, a Class A person misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Lane during an argument with his former girlfriend, angrily pushed her onto the bed and put a pillow over her face. He also allegedly alarmed the girl’s mother and sister who arrived on the scene.The girl allegedly came to Lane’s residency to get some clothes and he would not let her leave. He told her to sit upstairs and she would stay until they talked. According to the complaint, she said no she didn’t want to talk to him and went to her room and shut the door. He allegedly kicked the door open and threw her on the bed then left the room and came back and held her down again until her mother and sister arrived and overheard their fighting.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Rickey Dwaine Cook, born in 1966, of Wichita was charged with trafficking contraband in a penal facility, a level 6 felony.The complaint said Cook had unauthorized possession of tobacco chew pouches while at the Sumner County jail; without the consent of the administrator of the correctional facility. According to policy, Sumner County jail does not allow tobacco in the jail and it is prohibited as contraband in the inmate handbook. Cook allegedly had tobacco chew pouches hidden in a pair of white socks on his bunk.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Kenneth Hollis, born in 1962, of Belle Plaine was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and criminal threat, a level 9 felony.According to the complaint, Hollis struck a family member in the face with a closed fist several times and ripping her dress. He also threatened that he was going to kill her.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Misty Weible, born in 1972, of Argonia was charged with arson, a level 7 felony; battery a class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.On July 1, Weible is accused of willfully by means of fire or explosives, damaged property like pictures, greeting cards and letters in which another person had an interest without his consent.She was also accused of causing physical contact with the person in a rude manner.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Colby Grant Pepper, born in 1993, of Wellington was charged with the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor on June 17, a Class C misdemeanor.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Andrew Taylor Olson, born in 1977, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level nine felony; 23 counts of criminal use of a financial card, a Class A misdemeanor; and contributing to a child’s misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor.According to the complaint, between Sept. 22, 2018 and Nov. 18, 2012, he had unauthorized control over $9,709 worth of property using a financial gas card owned by the Farmers Cooperative Grain Association.The complaint said he charged without the consent of Farmer’s Coop:â€¢$234.81 between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30, 2012;â€¢$207.68 between Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, 2012;â€¢$293.24 between Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, 2012;â€¢$111.14 between Dec. 25 and Dec. 27, 2012;â€¢$344.31 between Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 8, 2013;â€¢$361.32 between Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, 2013;â€¢$143.62 between Jan. 23 and Jan. 25, 2013;â€¢$270.25 between Feb. 1 and Feb. 5, 2013;â€¢$402.73 between Feb. 10 and Feb. 15, 2013;â€¢$112.32 between Feb. 21 and Feb. 22, 2013;â€¢$364.26 between March 1 and March 8, 2013;â€¢$247.78 between March 10 and March 14, 2013;â€¢$319.36 between March 19 and March 24, 2013;â€¢$345.73 between March 27 and March 31, 2013;â€¢$600.03 between April 5 and April 10, 2013;â€¢$136.51 between April 14 and April 18, 2013;â€¢$299.37 between April 23 and April 28, 2013;â€¢$436.39 between May 1 and May 6, 2013;â€¢$899.19 between May 9 and May 16, 2013;â€¢$546.76 between May 17 and May 21, 2013;â€¢$531.47 between May 26 and May 31, 2013;â€¢$549.98 between June 8 and June 11, 2013;He also knowingly caused a child under 18 to use the financial card.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Miranda Shore, born in 1994, of Wellington was charged with the purchase or consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor, a Class C misdemeanor on June 7.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ David Rodriquez, born in 1959, of Wichita was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor; driving as a habitual violator, a class A misdemeanor; and transporting open container, a Class C misdemeanor.On July 4, Rodriquez is accused of stopping a car he was driving, grabbing a family member by the hair and throwing her into the ditch.He is also accused of addressing profanity at the woman which caused another woman to call the police. Rodriquez was driving the vehicle while his license was revoked the complaint said.Rodriquez also is accused of transporting an open bottle of Bud Light beer on the front passenger floorboard.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Thornton Rayl of Wellington, born in 1966, of Wellington was charged with defective tail lights, a traffic infraction; failure to provide proof of insurance, a class B misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor.According to the complaint, Rayl is accused of having two defective tail lamps. When stopped he failed to provide proof of insurance. Law enforcement then allegedly found two small baggies of meth inside a cigarette wrapper in his vehicle as well as a syringe and straw.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Weston Farley, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Farley is accused, on May 26, 2013, of possessing a narcotic drug methamphetamine in a Marlboro wrapper in the console of his blue Ford Taurus parked at the Wellington Wal-Mart.Also included is a syringe, cigarette wrapper and ziplock bag to store, contain, conceal thereafter introducing the controlled substance into the human body.