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Meet the One Million Strong – Tina Seymour from Mississippi

Meet the One Million Strong – Tina Seymour from Mississippi

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET TINA Tina Seymour, Survivor Ocean Springs, MS TINA’S STORY I was diagnosed with colon cancer on July 2, 2008. That statement alone would make many pause, and wonder how or why the 2008 Fourth of July holiday even showed up on my radar screen, considering the new focus my life had found.And, to be honest, on Wednesday, July 2nd, when my husband, Bryan, and I were consulting with surgeons on how to remove the tumors from my body, nor on Thursday, July 3rd, when my family arrived en masse to provide

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Meet the One Million Strong – Melody M – from Missouri

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MELODY  Melody Manning-Williams, FamilyCrystal City, MO MELODY’S STORY My beautiful husband, LaMont, was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2008, when he was only 24-years-old. Unfortunately, he passed away at 26-years-old. Let me share a little bit of his history with you; one month prior to his diagnosis in February, he suffered from a severe case of constipation-which ultimately led up to not having a bowel movements for two weeks. After a lot of convincing on my part, and under the advisement of his primary doctor, Monty underwent a

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Meet the One Million Strong – Ashleigh T. from South Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!   Meet Ashleigh Ashleigh Tucker , Family Charleston, SC Ashleigh’s Story In October 2002 my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, he was only 33. He had three small children ages 10, seven, and four, plus my mom. My dad went through chemo, radiation and volunteered for a lot of the research drugs that were going through during that time. My dad was a strong individual he never complained and very rarely did he show us kids how much pain he really was in.  He put up a good

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Meet the One Million Strong – Rose from West Virginia

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Rose Rose, Family member Elkview,WV Rose’s Story My daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2010 at the young age of 18. She fought the fight the best she could she passed away November 2,2012 at the young age of 20 year old. That year was the hardest of my life.  Prior to my daughter passing, my mother also passed away on August 10, 2012 and then my daughter passed on my mothers birthday. And it does not get any easier. Rose’s Advice Stay strong and never

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Meet the One Million Strong: Jo-Ann C. from Ontario,Canada

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET JO-ANN Jo-Ann Cluney, Survivor Pickering, Ontario, Canada JO-ANN’S STORY I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Colorectal Cancer in November of 2011.  I had a colon resection within two weeks of diagnoses and started chemo and radiation in January of 2012.  Not knowing anyone who had been through this, I was very scared of the unknown.  Thank goodness for sites like this to learn from others who have been there.  My chemo finished in July of 2012 and I have been in remission ever since.  I want people to know

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Thanks Bipartisan Leaders for Requesting a Fix from the White House on a Medicare Error Impacting Colorectal Cancer Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Key congressional committee members send letter to White House pointing out contradictions in Medicare law, asking for the removal of a “counterproductive, inconsistent and unfair” policy involving cost-sharing for colonoscopy.  Alexandria, Va. – May 30, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to hear that President Obama received a letter today signed by several House and Senate members asking for a critical fix to Medicare law that could potentially save lives and prevent colorectal cancer. The bipartisan letter signed by several members of key congressional committees requested that the White House step in and remove the cost-sharing component to colonoscopy screening impacting Medicare patients – the issue addressed

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You Can Be Like Portland – Host a March!

On April 12, advocates, volunteers, dancers, food cart vendors, tourists, acrobats, and other Portlandians gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Together, we celebrated the one million colorectal cancer survivors in the United States, commemorated those who lost their fight against the disease, and educated the public about colorectal cancer screening and prevention. It was a sight to be seen! When LaRisha, Marsha, and Michell Baker approached Fight CRC with the idea of partnering with their nonprofit organization, the Steve Baker Memorial Colorectal Cancer Alliance, to take One Million Strong to the West Coast, I can honestly say that we had no clue what we were getting ourselves into—in a good way!

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Meet the One Million Strong – Robert D from Red Lake, Minnesota

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET ROBERT Robert DesJarlait, Survivor Red Lake, MN ROBERT’S STORY In April 2013,   I had an endoscopy showing a gastric ulcer that was repaired. At the suggestion of my doctor, I had a follow-up colonoscopy which revealed a large cecal mass. The adenoma (benign tumor) measured 10 cm; however, within the adenoma, there was a 2.5 cm adenocarcinoma (cancerous tumor). It was rated as a T-2 tumor, Stage I cancer. Approximately one-foot of my colon was removed during resection.My oncologist said I was very fortunate to have the colonoscopy when

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Meet the One Million Strong – Wanda C from Washington

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET WANDA Wanda Charles, Survivor Vancouver, WA WANDA’S STORY I had been having symptoms for 7-8 years, but we had no insurance. It finally got so bad I went to the women’s clinic. The doctor took blood and called the next day. He said something was wrong and that there was some internal bleeding. He set up an appointment for me to see a gastroenterologist. I was scheduled for a colonoscopy and heard “you have cancer” as soon as I got back into the room….in front of my husband and

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Meet the One Million Strong – Kimberly B from Florida

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET KIMBERLY Kimberly Bishop, Survivor Osteen, FL KIMBERLY’S STORY I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer in February 2007, at age 34.  I was young, fit, and perfectly healthy in every other way.  I share the same story that is typical of so many young CRC survivors; I was told I had hemorrhoids and IBS and was denied screening for over three years.  My doctor finally decided I need to be scoped and my first colonoscopy revealed a 13cm. sessile villous adenoma at my recto-sigmoid juncture. After colon resection

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