Patients, survivors, friends and family say it best. The following testimonials were submitted by people whose lives have been touched by colon cancer. Whether a story of survival, a story in honor of someone who has battled this disease, or a first person account of a colonoscopy – we invite you to share your story. You can submit your story by filling out the “Tell Us Your Story” form to the right.

Because of the impact your story can have on colon cancer prevention, we will make a five dollar donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research for every story submitted. Together with ESPN, famed college basketball coach, Jimmy Valvano, formed the foundation in 1993 before losing his own battle with cancer. His foundation’s focus on saving lives by finding cures for cancer is a mission that complements ours. To date, 16 grants and more than 2.2 million dollars have been awarded directly to colon cancer funding.

Just as Coach Jimmy V dreamt of finding cures for cancer, we too are a part of the fight to eliminate this disease. Thank you for sharing your story. It really can make a difference.

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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Amy - Rougemont


from Rougemont, NC

June 1, 2010 my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at the age of 39.  To say that we were devastated is an understatement.  We had three young girls and of course, they were our first concern.  During the entire ordeal we never lost hope.  Optimism and a good attitude kept us going.  We chose to deal by joking and laughing because laughter kept the tears away.  My husband endured 4 surgeries and too many treatments to count.  He continued to work almost up to his death on October 3, 2013.  He was the absolute...

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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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Betsy - New Carlisle


from New Carlisle, OH

My dad died 11 months ago on June 28, 2013 from metastatic colon cancer.  Diagnosed in 2007, he fought this disease with such dignity and strength. He amazed even his doctors with his positive attitude and will to live.  He donated his body to science in hopes that someone could possibly learn something new about this disease on their way to a cure. The loss of my dad in my life is such a void but his strength and will are something my children and I will carry with us forever.

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