Survivor Stories

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.



from Houston, TX

“An Awakening”

When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnose, first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. I found out later that it was truly “an awakening” for me; even after being diagnosed with colon cancer a few years later. I began questioning God, why would you do this to me? What had I done so bad in life to have this thrown upon me? But instead of bemoaning my fate, I decided to look for the positive side of it. There has...

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Kevin R - Mays Landing

Kevin R

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...

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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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