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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.

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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Carla - Washington


from Washington, DC

In December 2007, a few days before the holiday. I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. I had always been a healthy eater and exercised, wasn’t over weight nor did I eat red meat. I was 38 yrs old and healthy. In the summer on 2007, I had been experiencing pain in my abdomen and shortness of breath for and most a year. I had gone to a local doctor to see what the issues were. He sent ne home on Vitron-C and told me that I was just anemic. As time went by the symptoms worsen and I ended...

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