Meet the One Million Strong – Gayle P. From Kentucky

Meet Gayle Gayle Pendleton, caregiver Louisville, Kentucky Gayle’s Story I lost my brother, Michael, to colon cancer in 2009. He lived for only four months after his diagnosis. Michael was 52 years old at the time and had few symptoms prior to being diagnosed in late June 2009. Unfortunately, by that time, the cancer had already spread;…  Read More

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

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 – 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

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 in Hillsboro, so we drove immediately home and then to the…  Read More

First-Line Treatment Approved for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer

There is new first-line treatment (standard of care to start treatment) giving as many as 60% of the stage IV colorectal cancer patients more options for treatment. Previously, most stage IV patients undergoing chemotherapy would be recommended to go on FOLFOX and bevacizumab (Avastin). Patients would receive this first set of drugs (called first-line) and if…  Read More