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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.



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”. However, I found out later that it was truly “an awakening”. I began questioning God, why would you do this to me? What had I done in life so bad to have this placed upon me? But instead of bemoaning my fate, I decided to look for the positive side of it. There has to be a reason for it all.

I also realized...

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Dale - Warsaw


from Warsaw, NY

I am one week away from my 6th anniversary of being free from Stage IIb colon cancer. My family had no history of colon cancer. I discovered mine by paying attention to what my body told me. Frightened my father so much he had an exam performed while I was still in the hospital. Unfortunately he died of a rare brain tumor the following May.It’s never to early to start testing and don’t ignore what your body may be trying to tell you.

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Raymond  - San Diego


from San Diego, CA

My husband was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer 5 years ago at the age of 30. He is a Marine and I was 3 months pregnant with our first child. He has endured surgeries and chemo but is now cancer free. We are now expecting our second child. We are so thankful to still have him here with us!

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Becky - Duluth


from Duluth, MN

I am a colon cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with stage 3 six years ago. I had a colon resection and 6 months of chemo and have been clean since finishing treatments.

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Steve - Carrollton


from Carrollton, TX

I’ve been a GI nurse since 1990, and it still affects me negatively when I hear that we found colon cancer in one of our patients.  But on this occasion, it was Juan; a loving, caring, giving man, who is my wife’s uncle, my daughters godfather, and my best friend.  My heart sank when his wife told me.  I sobbed because I knew what he and his family was about to go through.  Juan and his family suffered and struggled through this very hard time with radiation treatments, chemotherapy, and surgery.  It took...

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