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Jacqueline Harris

Patients & Survivors Stage I Colon Cancer Maryland

Story: "I was at a hospital in Manassas, Virginia, in 2004. I was sedated a little bit for my colonoscopy, but I could see the screen. So I asked the doctor, 'What is that?' He said, 'That, my dear, is a mass.' Then I was given medication to sedate me more. After waking up from having my first colonoscopy, my doctor told me that I have colon cancer. He told me I will have to see a colorectal surgeon to have surgery and determine the course of action in treatment. I was alone. My daughter was away in college and my husband at the time was nowhere to be found. I cried and the nurse tried to calm me down and console me."

"Stay around positive people; do something nice for someone else; and fight for your life."

-Jacqueline Harris

Advice: "Please get screened; it could save your life. I wish I would have gone 10 years earlier."

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