I Prevented Cancer – A Previvor Story

A few years ago, my cousin Amanda told me she had been diagnosed with colon cancer. She was only 34 years old. Young, right? And then she told me her type of colon cancer is hereditary. After my cousin’s diagnosis, her mom (my aunt) got…

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Tara Principali

Meet the One Million Strong- Tara Principali from Illinois

Meet Tara Tara Principali, Patient/Survivor Chicago, Illinois Tara’s Story As a 30-year-old woman in the best shape of her life and competing in bodybuilding shows, getting the call from my GI specialist telling me I had rectal cancer was a show stopper. I had already gone…

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Danielle Boggs

Meet the One Million Strong- Danielle Boggs from Florida

Meet Danielle Danielle Boggs, Patient/Survivor Orlando, Florida Danielle’s Story A few years before I was diagnosed I had blood in my stool. I went to the doctor and he quickly dismissed it, saying that it was probably not a big deal and was just hemorrhoids….

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Meet the One Million Strong- Jacqueline Naville from North Carolina

Meet Jacqueline Jacqueline Naville, Patient/Survivor Charlotte, North Carolina Jacqueline’s Story I was diagnosed with stage III/IV colon cancer at 32. I had no prior symptoms and it presented as appendicitis but was actually was aggressive colon cancer that invaded all of my colon walls and…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Robin Viar from North Carolina

Meet Robin Robin Viar, Patient / Survivor Waxhaw, North Carolina Robin’s Story I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at age 39, Mar. 2012, I had no family history. I immediately had colon surgery (with 24 lymph nodes and ovaries removed as well), completed six…

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Marra Williams

Meet the One Million Strong- Marra Williams from Washington

Meet Marra Marra Williams, Family Member/Friend of Patient Ridgefield, Washington Marra’s Story It was 10 years ago when my best friend was diagnosed with colon cancer. She was a mom with two very young children at the time. I was her caregiver for the last few…

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Meet the One Million Strong- David Wright from South Carolina

Meet David David Wright, Patient/Survivor Columbia, South Carolina David’s Story I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer Jan. 2008, just a year-and-a-half before my oldest daughter, Kimberly, was diagnosed. I immediately began publicly writing about my experience with cancer. Following the publication of my initial…

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Kelly Kuster

Meet the One Million Strong- Kelly Kuster from Wisconsin

Meet Kelly Kelly Kuster, patient/survivor Milwaukee, Wisconsin Kelly’s Story My husband and I were 36 years old when I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. That same month, we celebrated our only son’s second birthday. This diagnosis came months after a critically-needed hysterectomy. It has…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Betsy Post from Virginia

Meet Betsy Betsy Post, Caregiver Midlothian, Virginia Betsy’s Story My sister Pam experienced rectal bleeding, so we took her to the doctor for a colonoscopy. We never expected this would happen because we do not have any family history of colorectal cancer and she was…

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