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Welda Varela

Patients & Survivors Stage IV Colon Cancer Texas
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Welda's Story

I had started having pain in my lower abdomen and lower back. When I started having constipation, my doctor sent me for a colonoscopy. What was supposed to take about an hour, lasted almost five hours. My doctor told me immediately that I had cancer. I woke up to my husband telling me something was wrong. I had stage IV colon cancer.

I became NED with surgery and chemo.

Welda's Advice

Don’t wait. The worst part about a colonoscopy is the prep, and it’s not that bad.

Never, ever give up. Your attitude is 50% of the fight.

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