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Advocate Spotlight: Suzan’s Thoughts On ASCO

Advocate Spotlight: Suzan’s Thoughts On ASCO

by Fight CRC advocate Suzan Mayberry ASCO – WHAT AN EXPERIENCE What a privilege to attend the 2014 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference at McCormick Place in the windy city of Chicago. This conference was every bit of exciting as my first day of university. People from all over the world were there, and McCormick Place was so huge. Some of the sessions held more people than any class at university. The crowd was filled primarily with doctors and oncologists, but some were not, like me. I am an advocate for Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC). As an advocate, Fight CRC encourages me to continuously expose myself to the

Meet the One Million Strong – Stephanie B. from Tennessee

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET STEPHANIE Stephanie Bertels, Advocate/Family Johnson City, Tennessee STEPHANIE’S STORY On November 7, 2006, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.  On June 19, 2010, my daughter’s second birthday, we were told that there was nothing more that could be done to save my mom.  After she began experiencing serious delusions and hallucinations, my dad, my older sister, and I were forced to place my then-48-year-old mother in a nursing home, where she died three weeks later on September 15, 2010. This was a time in our lives

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Meet the One Million Strong – Melody M – from Missouri

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MELODY  Melody Manning-Williams, FamilyCrystal City, MO MELODY’S STORY My beautiful husband, LaMont, was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2008, when he was only 24-years-old. Unfortunately, he passed away at 26-years-old. Let me share a little bit of his history with you; one month prior to his diagnosis in February, he suffered from a severe case of constipation-which ultimately led up to not having a bowel movements for two weeks. After a lot of convincing on my part, and under the advisement of his primary doctor, Monty underwent a

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Meet the One Million Strong – Ashleigh T. from South Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!   Meet Ashleigh Ashleigh Tucker , Family Charleston, SC Ashleigh’s Story In October 2002 my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, he was only 33. He had three small children ages 10, seven, and four, plus my mom. My dad went through chemo, radiation and volunteered for a lot of the research drugs that were going through during that time. My dad was a strong individual he never complained and very rarely did he show us kids how much pain he really was in.  He put up a good

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Meet the One Million Strong – Rose from West Virginia

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Rose Rose, Family member Elkview,WV Rose’s Story My daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2010 at the young age of 18. She fought the fight the best she could she passed away November 2,2012 at the young age of 20 year old. That year was the hardest of my life.  Prior to my daughter passing, my mother also passed away on August 10, 2012 and then my daughter passed on my mothers birthday. And it does not get any easier. Rose’s Advice Stay strong and never

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Meet the One Million Strong – Bridget V from Florida

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET BRIDGET  Bridget Veal, Survivor Lake Panasoffkee, FL BRIDGET’S STORY It all started with a pain on my right side – which they diagnosed as a fibroid tumor.  Six months later, the same pain on the left side – but too low for an ovary issue.  My CT scan showed a mass, about the size of a grapefruit, engulfing the ovary.  Now, yes I was tired a lot. I’d sleep four hours after coming home each night, but hey, I was coaching and it was the end of the school

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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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