Survivor Stories

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.

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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Robin - Henryville


from Henryville, IN

It was a mild breezy spring day in 2013.  I had just hit a tee shot down the left hand side of #1, which made a fortunate bounce into the fairway, leaving me a short iron from the green.  The call I received before hitting that short iron, felt like a very unfortunate bounce into the deep rough, hazard, or maybe even out of bounds.  The doctor said, “Mr. Embry, the pathology report confirms you have cancer”.  About a month before, I had developed a very sharp pain in my side.  My doctor sent me for...

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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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