Young Adult Colorectal Cancer

by Keavy McAbee 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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My Craig Campbell Experience

by Rose Hausmann One September morning I jumped out of bed to get the phone and thought, Who would be calling me at this hour? Another telemarketer? Another office telling me I missed another appointment? Maybe it was someone calling to give me some bad…

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Anyone Can Be An Advocate

by Chris M. Heffelbower Last year was my first Call-on Congress, and I did not know what to expect. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, I wanted to advocate to my representatives for increased colon cancer research and funding. But could I do it? …

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Meet the One Million Strong – Daniel S. from Hawaii

Meet Daniel Daniel Shockley, survivor Mililani, Hawaii Family Daniel’s Story My name is Daniel Shockley, I am a retired military member, I reside in Hawaii and am a pre-colorectal cancer survivor with an attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) diagnosis. You can read about my personal experience…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Barbara B. From Oregon

Meet Barbara Barbara Baughman, caregiver Hillsboro, Oregon Barbara’s Story This is my husband Rodger, who was diagnosed in February 2008 with stage IV colorectal cancer. We were at our beach house when Rodger began experiencing major bleeding. He decided that he wanted to be back…

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Reefer Madness: Rehashed — in memory of Matthew Gunnels

  Anyone Can Advocate Advocating in the fight against colorectal cancer is something that anyone can do, even if you haven’t been diagnosed personally. We love to share inspiring stories whenever we can, and today we’d like to recognize the amazing strength of a group…

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