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

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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We Still Do – Diana & Scott Welch

MEET DIANA & SCOTT WELCH  DIANA’S PERSPECTIVE They say that life crises can sometimes either make or break a marriage or relationship.  My cancer diagnosis (or better said as our cancer diagnosis) has done just that.  Facing this challenge has made our bond stronger, our love deeper, and our compassion more profound. Scott and I were reunited in December 1999 after I sent him a Christmas card as we lived in different states.  We corresponded back and forth for several months and he made several visits to Upstate New York where I had lived at that time (and we are both originally from).  Although the long distance thing was exciting,

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Meet the One Million Strong – Gina Toye from Florida

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET GINA Gina Toye, Family Spring Hill, FL GINA’S STORY My daughter Amber was diagnosed last January at the age of 22 years-old with colorectal cancer. She was in her last semester at FSU and was experiencing bleeding and feeling tired. Thank God her now doctor fit her in for  a colonoscopy during her Christmas break. On January 3, they found 50 polyps and removed 12, some the size of golf balls with one coming back cancerous. On January 22, Amber underwent surgery to remove her entire colon – thankfully the

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