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Michael Holtz

Patients & Survivors Stage III Rectal Cancer Tennessee
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I was diagnosed on March 27, 2012 at the age of 43. I had undergone a colonoscopy because of some tenesmus and other digestive issues. Although I didn't know the staging at that point, my gastroenterologist identified a 6cm adenocarcinoma on the wall of my rectum. My wife was with me at the time of diagnosis because I needed someone to drive me home from the colonoscopy.”

Advice: “I know most people fear the prep for a colonoscopy more than anything else. I tell people I would prep every day to never hear the words ‘you have cancer' ever again."