Success Stories

Success Stories

Lifesaving Stories

Several people who had screening tests for colorectal cancer describe why they did it and what the experience was like for them. (Available in English and Spanish)

Advice from Patients & Survivors

Rene C.
Stage III Rectal Cancer

Rene’s Advice: “I would advocate any adults age 45 and over to get screened. Keep fighting, Never give up hope. Every day you’re alive is another day to fight this disease.”

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Lisette C.
Stage II Colon Cancer

Lisette‘s Advice: “You are not fighting alone. We are in this together.”

Mimi P.
Stage IV Colon Cancer

Mimi’s Advice: “Save all the trouble of going through what I go through. Get screened at 45 or if you have any abdominal symptoms. Talk to your doctor. Ask questions. You can avoid the hassle! Never give up!”

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Norberto R.
Stage IV Colon Cancer

Norberto‘s Advice: “Do not wait to schedule an appointment for a colonoscopy. Get one as soon as possible. Early screening saves lives. Attitude is everything, I tell myself I don’t have cancer: I was diagnosed with cancer. I don’t let this dictate my life. Fight the good fight and be positive about it. We can beat this, with a positive mind and attitude and at the same time by helping other warriors fighting the same fight.”

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