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ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: Debra’s Thoughts on ASCO

ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: Debra’s Thoughts on ASCO

by Debra Merritt, advocate MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER On November 14, 2008 my journey with cancer began with my husband Cliff’s stage IV colon cancer diagnosis. We had lived an amazing life, married as students in college at the age of 20, and were just four days away from our 30th anniversary and six days away from his 51st birthday. We had two beautiful daughters in college. Cliff began to experience severe abdominal cramps which led to a colonoscopy and to the diagnosis a few days later. As soon as Cliff was diagnosed, he made it his mission to encourage everyone we knew to get a colonoscopy. He made sure that they were informed about the importance

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