Family Member/Friend of Patient
Stansbury park, Utah
My brother Eric was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2012 at the age of 28. Doctors told him any younger siblings needed to be screened as well. I’m the youngest, and when I went in for a colonoscopy, they removed 12 polyps. I was in shock, and so were the doctors, since I was only 26 years old. I was told I would have had cancer within a year or two if I hadn’t gotten screened.
I owe my life to my brother, who passed away Jan. 1 2016. He is my hero. Before he died, he told our dad that he was so glad that he saved my life because I have four kids, and he did not want my children to see me in that state. I now have to go every year for the rest of my life to get screened.
To this day, doctors have removed 28 polyps and I’m 30 years old.
Never give up. I know easier said then done but you can do it. No one fights alone!