Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans. But shortly after my celebration, I found out that my mother,…  Read More

Young Adult Colorectal Cancer

Is colorectal cancer in adults under age 50 (often called early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC)) becoming more common among young people, and are they being diagnosed at later stages? YES and YES This week is the annual Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week and in light of this, we wanted to highlight the “Under 50″ patients who are impacted…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Hillary B. From Montana

Meet Hillary Hillary Begger, caregiver Billings, Montana Hillary’s Story My name is Hillary Begger and my brother Aaron was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010 at the age of 25. Flash forward to  present day – Aaron is still fighting. Unfortunately, in order to remove the 32 cm tumor from his colon, a permanent colostomy bag…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Traci J. From Colorado

Meet Traci Traci Johnson, survivor Castle Rock, Colorado Traci’s Story I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage IV colon cancer at age 42. With no family history, this was a complete shock. I have had many ups and downs, but two-and-a-half years later, I’m alive and kicking! My cancer is still there but it is stable thanks…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Caitlin D. From Minnesota

Meet Caitlin Caitlin DeVos, caregiver Plymouth, Minnesota Caitlin’s Story When I was 16 years old, my mom went in for a routine colonoscopy after turning that ‘magical age’ of 50. It was a shock to learn that she had stage IIIC colon cancer. She had no symptoms and was an extremely healthy and wonderful person. We began a…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Rob B. From Arkansas

Meet Rob Rob Boling, survivor Paragould, Arkansas Rob’s Story I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in late June 2014. I thought I was having an appendicitis attack and went to my local doctor. That day I had a CT scan. Once it was complete I got into my car to leave and the phone rang…  Read More