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Yla Flores

Patients & Survivors Stage III Colon Cancer Florida

“A simple Cologuard test -- that was the beginning of my journey. My doctor recommended it during a visit at the beginning of 2020, which was also the beginning of COVID-19. I had no symptoms, so I had no reason to fear, or so I thought. You can imagine my shock when I received a call saying I had a positive result. On March 19, I had my first colonoscopy ever and one week later I was in surgery. I was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. You never think it's going to be you...”

Advice: “Stay strong, keep your eyes on the prize! There is hope!”

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