Meet the One Million Strong- Atrym M. Santiago from Florida

Meet Atrym / Conozca a Atrym Patient/Survivor – Paciente/Sobreviviente Kissimmee, FL Atrym’s Story / La historia de Atrym Es la primera vez que escribo y comparto mi historia, y siento que me quité un peso de encima. Ojalá que mi historia llegue lejos y ayude…

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Teacher Fights Colon Cancer

Gina Benedetti is a colon cancer survivor from Petaluma, California who was featured in the 2017 On the Rise by our partners at The Colon Club. She is a mother and an elementary school teacher. She shares her story on the challenges that came with working while fighting colon cancer. …

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Meet the One Million Strong- Janaya Conjeski from New York

Meet Janaya Family Member of a Patient New York, NY Janaya’s Story My mom is a survivor of colon cancer and small bowel cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer July 2014 at 57-years-old. It was her first colonoscopy. She had no symptoms other than…

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Carol Ylitalo

Meet the One Million Strong- Carol Ylitalo from Ohio

Meet Carol Patient / Survivor Lewis Center, OH Carol’s Story I am a 29 year survivor of colorectal cancer and have quite the cancer saga. I was a 41-year-old woman and did not fit the classic description of people who have colorectal cancer. Growing up,…

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Erin

Meet the One Million Strong- Erin Verscheure from Michigan

Meet Erin Patient / Survivor Clinton Township, MI Erin’s Story On Aug. 31 2016 at 18 years old, I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. I had just graduated high school, and was thrown into the real world quickly. My life before cancer included…

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Jenna Detko

Meet the One Million Strong- Jenna Detko from Minnesota

Meet Jenna Patient / Survivor Little Canada, Minnesota Jenna’s Story I have always been healthy. I had never contracted the flu or common cold, or even the stomach issues that some of my friends complained about. Once I realized my symptoms, it was too late. Nov….

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Frankie Melendez

Meet the One Million Strong- Frankie Melendez from Arkansas

Meet Frankie Patient / Survivor North Little Rock, Arkansas Frankie’s Story From Jul. through Aug. 2015 I experienced four main colon cancer symptoms. At the time I did not know that these were symptoms that I needed to look out for. Those symptoms included severe stomach/abdominal…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Elizabeth Navarra from New York

Meet Elizabeth Patient / Survivor Monroe, New York Elizabeth’s Story I was diagnosed stage IV colon cancer on Jan. 28, 2013. I had metastasis to my liver, lungs, as well as activity in adrenal lymph nodes. I was treated with chemo and surgery followed by…

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Leigh Ann Kearney

Meet the One Million Strong- Leigh Ann Kearney from New York

Meet Leigh Caregiver Lynbrook, New York Leigh’s Story My husband was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2014 at the age of 47. He had no symptoms. His doctor ran a routine blood test required to get his blood pressure medication re-filled, and found…

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