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Heather Schiller

Meet the One Million Strong- Heather Schiller from Georgia

Meet Heather Patient / Survivor Peachtree Corners, Georgia Heather’s Story On Father’s Day weekend 2012, the trajectory of our lives forever changed when my dad’s cousin and roommate called with news. Cancer. Terminal. Six months to a year. Daddy was 62 years old and had…

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Amy Neighbors

Meet the One Million Strong- Amy Neighbors from Kentucky

Meet Amy Patient / Survivor Edmonton, Kentucky Amy’s Story At 39, I began to have the typical symptoms of colon cancer. However, because of my age, and  because I thought I was very healthy, it never crossed my mind that I could have cancer of…

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Susan Frailey

Meet the One Million Strong- Susan Frailey from California

Meet Susan Medical Professional South Lake Tahoe, California Susan’s Story My mother died at 45 years old from colon cancer, in 1981. We had less diagnostics and awareness back then. Even today, in 2017, 20-25 percent of bowel preparations are inadequate for complete visualization of…

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Lee S

Meet the One Million Strong- Lee Stead from Texas

Meet Lee Patient / Survivor Wylie, Texas Lee’s Story In mid-October 2007 I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. After undergoing a long stretch of radiation and chemo, I had a radical life-altering surgery and became an ostomate with a colostomy! Then had another…

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Roger Best

Meet the One Million Strong- Roger Best from Missouri

Meet Roger Patient / Survivor Warrensburg, Missouri Roger’s Story After a colonoscopy in Apr. 2015, the doctor informed me I had two large masses in my colon, and he felt confident at least one was cancerous. This was a bit surprising for me, since I…

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Trish Lannon

Meet the One Million Strong- Trish Lannon from Maryland

Meet Trish Patient / Survivor Elkridge, Mayland Trish’s Story In March 2007, I rushed to the ER with what I thought was appendicitis, then to find out I was missing 2/3 of my blood volume. After five blood transfusions over a 24-hour time period, I…

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Dylan Skeean

Meet the One Million Strong- Dylan Skeean from Massachusetts

Meet Dylan Patient / Survivor Auiburn, Massachusetts Dylan’s Story After several months of stomach aches and fatigue, I had a colonoscopy as my primary doctor recommended. That day changed my life forever; they found a mass in my rectum. Cancer at the age of 44…

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Walter Hickman

Meet the One Million Strong- Walter Hickman from Georgia

Meet Walter Patient / Survivor Atlanta, Georgia Walter’s Story I am a stage II colon cancer survivor that was diagnosed at the tender age of 44. I am a husband and a father of 4. I was having with severe constipation and cramping that prompted…

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Mary Groothuis

Meet the One Million Strong- Mary Groothuis from Minnesota

Meet Mary Patient / Survivor Mankato, Minnesota Mary’s Story After a year of unexpected things happening to my body, I talked to my doctor about the issues. I had my first colonoscopy on Apr. 22, 2016, at the age of 47. The doctor found a mass…

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Carol Hall

Meet the One Million Strong- Carol Hall from Texas

Meet Carol Patient / Survivor Spring, Texas Carol’s Story When I was 42, I went to see my primary care physician because I had some bleeding “down there” that had been going on for a couple of weeks. He thought it was probably nothing, but…

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