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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.

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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Daniel  - Aiea


from Aiea , HI

My name is Daniel Shockley and you can share my story which was a feature article for Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii The following link provided:

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Colleen - Vestavia


from Vestavia, AL

I was 43 when diagnosed with colon cancer. I thought I was perfectly healthy until hearing that.  I only had a symptom of blood in my stool and it was enough that alarmed me something was wrong. After a trip to the ER then a colonoscopy where it was discovered.  I had a colon resection and then some chemo and radiation. A few months later started having some neck/headache type pain and the cancer was in my brain.  I had brain surgery to remove that tumor and then had cyberknife radiation and chemo again.  I...

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Lesa - Moline


from Moline, IL

Delivered the cancer diagnoses 1/7/2007.  Stage of cancer initially wrong, given 2 1/2 yrs by local doc.  I went for 2nd opinion…saved my life. God got me where I needed to be and got me through 5 wks chemo and radiation, surgery 5/21/2007,6 more months of chemo. Now 7 1/2 years later I feel so blessed and grateful daily.  My husband and I get to share watching our 2 sons become wonderful men.

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