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Michael Atwell

Patients & Survivors Stage II Colon Cancer Arizona

Story: “I went to the ER for lower left abdomen pain, which I thought was being caused by dehydration. My CT scan showed a mass in my lower colon. I asked ER to review my CT from five months prior when I was there for a groin muscle tear. I returned for a follow-up colonoscopy and was taken the next morning to emergency surgery to remove a mass that was 3 cm and was causing 95% blockage. It was stage II, and we caught it in time, so no chemo or radiation was needed.”

Advice: “It’s scary--yes, but be positive and fight this fight with everything you have.”

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