Anyone who has been touched by colon cancer knows the importance of a strong support system. As we continue the fight to eliminate this disease all together, join us in recognizing those we've lost, and those who have helped, along the way.
from San Diego, CA
Michael O’Brien was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and unforturnately passed away. He passed on October 2nd in Lumberton, NC. We had no idea he had cancer. He didn’t realize how easy a colonoscopy exam was and therefore had never had one. The doctors had said he had colon cancer for 3-5 years, but we think it may have been longer. He began having pain in his chest and went in for an ultra sound. The ultra sound results showed tumors on his liver. The cancer had metastisized and we found out this was one of the...Read More
from woodlake, CA
On October 6th 2013 @1:20am my sisters and I lost our Mother to Colon Cancer.She had been battling Colon Cancer for 3yrs.During her final days she was home with her family this is the most painful thing for us she a single loving mother who raised 5 kids on her own.we will miss her dearly.Read More
from Chicagoi, IL
Jimmy, my brother, died on September 11, 1995 from colon cancer due to Lynch syndrome. I have never gotten over the loss.
He was an amazing and magnetic soul. He was a great story teller, mathematician, and juggler, and despised the fact his life was going to be cut short due to colon cancer. At the time of his death, he did not know he had Lynch syndrome.
Jimmy’s death fuels my advocacy efforts and my blog: ihavelynchsyndrome.com
“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss...Read More
from Soddy Daisy, TN
Well on Aug. 22, 2013 i had my first colonoscopy. Since this being my first one I was anxious. But I realized that if my grandmama had a chance maybe she would got checked out before she had a colostomy bag inserted and unfortunately later succumbed to the disease. So when I turned 35 I felt that I would honor my grandmama’s memory by getting a colonoscopy. I am so glad that I did, I had no polyps think about what would have happened if I had waited maybe I would’ve suffered from the same fate as my grandmama. But...Read More
from Rochester, NY
My mother was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer with Mets to the Liver and Lymph nodes at the age of 50. She was told on February 14 (Happy Valentines Day!) And was diagnosed the very next day.. She was given a range of 6-8 months and died to the day, 6 months later, August 15,2012. I would like to write about hope and how people can beat this disease but that is not my experience. All I can say is, its horrible. It’s the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life and to watch your own mother die...Read More