Patients, survivors, friends and family say it best. The following testimonials were submitted by people whose lives have been touched by colon cancer. Whether a story of survival, a story in honor of someone who has battled this disease, or a first person account of a colonoscopy – we invite you to share your story. You can submit your story by filling out the “Tell Us Your Story” form here.
Because of the impact your story can have on colon cancer prevention, we will make a five dollar donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research for every story submitted. Together with ESPN, famed college basketball coach, Jimmy Valvano, formed the foundation in 1993 before losing his own battle with cancer. His foundation’s focus on saving lives by finding cures for cancer is a mission that complements ours. To date, 16 grants and more than 2.2 million dollars have been awarded directly to colon cancer funding.
Just as Coach Jimmy V dreamt of finding cures for cancer, we too are a part of the fight to eliminate this disease. Thank you for sharing your story. It really can make a difference.
from Mays Landing, NJ
I was working on June 9th 2016 when I slipped and fell on my hip. They called the ambulance were they took me to Insrpair Hospital to check my left hip they took a cat scan and found a large soft tissue mass in my colon. The next day went to occupational Health to go back to work. But the doctor there read the report and told me what they found . The next week had a colonoscopy and they found the Cancer in my colon at the VA Hospital in Wilmington. And they schedule pet CT whole body scan and...Read More
from Monroe , GA
Hi, my name is Debbie and I am a 6 year survivor of colorectal cancer. My story starts back in 2010 when I was just shy of my 40th birthday. I had been having symptoms of severe diarrhea for about 2 weeks and then had some rectal bleeding. That’s when I decided to make a visit to my PCP. She ended up doing a rectal exam. (and I later found out that she had felt a mass) She immediately sent me to a GI dr that day and he set up a colonoscopy a few days later. After I had...Read More
from Plymouth , MA
I was advised to get my first colonoscopy at the age of 31 since that was 1/2 the age of my father when he was diagnosed. I’ve had three so far and they’ve all been clear. My father fought for two years but ultimately lost his battle and died at the age of 65. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and how maybe his cancer could’ve been prevented. My children never got the chance to know him and that breaks my heart. The prep for a colonoscopy is harder...Read More
from Richmond, VA
I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer, Stage 2 on September 20, 2016, after having had a colonoscopy. After the results from the cat scan and an MRI, the decision was made to have operate. October, they removed one foot of my sigmoid colon. Then I met with the oncologist for the first time in November. My first follow-up appt. was in January to see if there were any signs of cancer. I was declared NED - No Evidence of Disease. I have two beautiful girls and a loving husband and so I pray everyday that Hashem will continue to keep me healthy.<...Read More
from Washington, DC
Today I had my first colonoscopy. Although I just turned 30 I had it done because I lost my mother to stage 4 colon cancer when she was 46. The peace of mind I now have is indescribable. Everything went great and I won’t need to have another for 10 years. I hope that if you are able to have this procedure that you don’t take that chance for granted. I’m truly happy that I took this step and grateful for the news!Read More