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Adrian Cook

Patients & Survivors Stage III Colon Cancer Tennessee

Story: "I was diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer in May 2020. In 2019, I began to experience unexplained weight loss and consistent blood in my stool. I dismissed it for months and blamed it on stress from my job and poor eating habits. In April 2020, I scheduled a colonoscopy. Afterward, I was told that a large mass was found and it was in fact cancer. It was removed in June, and I started chemo in July. My nurses and doctor have been great in keeping me positive."

Advice: "Keep a strong core of loved ones around you. Stay positive as much as possible. Don't rush recovery and be patient with the entire process."

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