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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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Jay Sherfey

Meet the One Million Strong- Jay Sherfey from Massachusetts

Meet Jay Patient / Survivor Westboto, Massachusetts Jay’s Story In 2012, I was an active 59-year-old with only a marginal blood pressure problem. Then I found myself wondering why my bowel movements started to look different. Colonoscopies found nothing significant, but something was definitely changing….

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Marsha Baker

Meet the One Million Strong- Marsha Baker from California

Meet Marsha Family Member/Friend of Patient Orange, California Marsha’s Story My father was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in June 2007. After a hard-fought 10-month battle, he passed away at the young age of 56. At the time, my family had no known history…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Katherine Berry from New Mexico

Meet Katherine Patient / Survivor Clovis, New Mexico Katherine’s Story I was humiliated to tell my doctor that I have been noticing blood in my stool. I was embarrassed  when I left his office with a prescription that could solve my problems. Six months down…

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LaRisha Baker

Meet the One Million Strong- LaRisha Baker from Oregon

Meet LaRisha Family Member/Friend of Patient Portland, Oregon LaRisha’s Story My first visit to Call on Congress was in 2009 after losing my daddy to colon cancer in 2008. My daddy was diagnosed with late stage IV colon cancer just ten months before his passing…

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