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Meet the One Million Strong – Tina G. from Colorado

Meet the One Million Strong – Tina G. from Colorado

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Tina: Tina Graber, Survivor From Sterling, CO Tina’s Story: Getting the News I saw my family doctor about the bleeding on November 14, 2011. He did an exam to look for hemorrhoids, but saw ‘no evidence’ of them so he referred me to a local surgeon. On December 1, I saw him. He reviewed everything, examined me and said, “We need to do a colonoscopy, how about tomorrow?” Well, that was the last thing I was expecting to hear, but the urgency of it did get my attention. I had to wait

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Meet the One Million Strong – Tina from Washington

MEET TINA Tina Zeutschel, Caregiver Spokane, WA TINA’S STORY My husband, Howie, had been having indigestion and constipation. He was also having some upper abdominal pain. He was on a drug for his high cholesterol, whose side effects caused many of his symptoms. So the first trip to the doctor was delayed for weeks. Finally, his symptoms became severe and he was seen, but only to be sent home with antacids and laxatives.When he didn’t improve and became short of breath, the doctor got serious. A CT scan was ordered and that was the day that changed us forever. His colonoscopy with biopsy revealed stage IV colon cancer with mets to over 50%

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Meet the One Million Strong – Shanie H. from Kansas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Shanie Shanie Hepler, Survivor From Overland Park, KS Shanie’s Story: At the end of 2006 and beginning of 2007, I was proudly expecting my third child. Throughout the end of this pregnancy I was suffering with terrible bowel trouble. I brought this up to my doctor at that time and was told I had hemorrhoids due to the pregnancy. It eventually got so bad that I couldn’t even take a walk after dinner and make it back to the bathroom. I also started passing nothing but blood. I gave

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Stage IV Colon Cancer Hits 35-Year-Old White House Staffer

The White House launched several messages over the past few weeks to encourage sign-ups for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The one that’s caught our eye:  news about 35-year-old Michael Robertson, deputy assistant to the president and deputy cabinet secretary, who happens to be a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor. Looks like one of the One Million Strong is working hand-in-hand with the president. National Public Radio (NPR) reports that: A White House official says in the coming days, the administration will call attention to stories like Robertson’s. While many parts of the Affordable Care Act are unpopular, this provision has broad support. The release of Robertson’s story

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