Every day in March, Fight CRC will feature a new Awareness Ambassador. All of our Ambassadors are sharing their own very personal stories so that we can work to break down barriers to screening.
Alejandro Potes Jimenez
“I had to push back on my physician who did not want prescribe a colonoscopy. I was diagnosed at the age of 34 with stage II colorectal cancer. Shortly after that I had a partial colectomy that removed the tumor. Pushing to get screened saved my life and gave me the chance to have extra time in life. I want to use that time to prevent other people from having a cancer diagnosis.”
There are over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors in the United States.
There are 30+ million that need to be screened. Let’s break down barriers to screening.