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You say it best. As a colon cancer survivor, your story is an inspiration to all who read it, and the impact it can have is limitless. Thanks for sharing.

Michele - Richmond


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.<...

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Margie - Franklin


from Franklin, MA

I was I around 43 when I started getting stomach pains.  I truly believed it was bolero syndrome due to stress.  It went on for a while until I could no longer take the pain.  Due to my age I was misdiagnosed and ended up having a full hysterectomy .  During a cat scan on the colon it showed nodules on my lung.  Due to the location they were unable to do a biopsyy. A pet scan was done and two tumors showed up one increctum one in colon and cancer in lung. Turned out I...

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Riley - Portales


from Portales, NM

I was diagnosed stage 4 at the age of 24 and 18 weeks pregnant. I went through surgery and chemo while pregnant. My baby girl was born 5 weeks early. She will be 1 on the 12th of this month . She’s happy and healthy. I had more chemo that they made more intense than while I was pregnant. During pregnancy I was on folfox. After I was on folfirinox and avastin (irinotecan oxaliplatin and 5 fu). Did thst for 9 more rounds. After gallbladder attacks and nausea ruining days I finally was able to get my surgery needed at md Anderson. It was 8 hours, removed...

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karen -  lampe


from lampe, MO

In Nov. 2014 had blood and cramps..went to ER. Then colonscopy. Found large tumour.  18 niches of siqmoid removed.  12 rounds chemo plus home chemo pump. Now 7 months cancer free of stage 3a. Everyone needs to get a colonscopy.  This cancer is hard if you don’t.

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Janice - NA


from NA, DC

Hello, I was browsing your website and noticed that you have a curated list of useful resources here: The resources on the list is very helpful and I know of another good website you can add to it. That page is a guide on medical fundraising. My husband has pancreatic cancer and we used that resource to help organize a fundraising event at a local restaurant which eventually turned into raising awareness for pancreatic cancer. I know you are busy and probably get millions of emails a day, but...

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