Patients, survivors, friends and family say it best. The following testimonials were submitted by people whose lives have been touched by colon cancer. Whether a story of survival, a story in honor of someone who has battled this disease, or a first person account of a colonoscopy – we invite you to share your story.
And in the spirit of this year's basketball-themed "March Gladness" campaign, and because of the impact your story can have on colon cancer prevention, we will make a $5 donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research for every story submitted on our site. Together with ESPN, famed college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano formed the foundation in 1993 before losing his own battle with cancer. His foundation's focus on saving lives by finding cures for cancer is a mission that complements ours. To date, 16 grants and more than $2.2 million has been awarded directly to colon cancer funding.
Just as Coach V dreamt of finding cures for cancer, we too, are a part of the fight to eliminate this disease. Thank you for sharing your story, it really can make a difference.
Nancy from covington, LA
I had my first colonoscopy Read More
Rachel from Denver, CO
I also forgot to add how ironic this whole thing is: I am a medical professional as well and no one in the medical profession will help me get a diagnostic colonoscopy for ulcerative colitis. How sick this is! Read More
Rachel from Denver, CO
I am one of the many thousands of people who really NEED a colonoscopy and cannot get one because my insurance will not cover a screening - they will only cover a diagnostic colonoscopy. And, as an aside, if someone. . . Read More
Jerica from Rochester, NY
She was not just my mother but my best friend, counselor, protector and someone i've always looked up too especially when I seen how strong she was through that nightmare. My mom was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer in. . . Read More
Vanessa from San Diego, CA
Michael O'Brien was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and unforturnately passed away. He passed on October 2nd in Lumberton, NC. We had no idea he had cancer. He didn't realize how easy a colonoscopy exam was and therefore had never. . . Read More
marisa from woodlake, CA
On October 6th 2013 @1:20am my sisters and I lost our Mother to Colon Cancer.She had been battling Colon Cancer for 3yrs.During her final days she was home with her family this is the most painful thing for us. . . Read More
Lisa from Apex, NC
At the age of 46, I had a colonoscopy and found out I had a large malignant tumor in my colon. After surgery, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer, 3 of 17 lymph nodes were positive. For many years I had. . . Read More
Stephanie from Oklahoma City, OK
In a blizzard of 2011 here in Oklahoma, I had just finished fixing a pot roast, and I had a sharp quick pain that took me to my knees. Something in my head knew this was not normal. I drove to. . . Read More
Kevin from Queens, NY
I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in July of 2010, at that time I had 6 inches of my colon removed, along with 15 lymph nodes. After a Biopsy it was decided it was stage 2 and Chemo would not be necessary. Well Low. . . Read More
The people who submitted these testimonials may not be representative of the entire population. The statements made here reflect the opinions of the speaker and are not endorsed by Stop Colon Cancer Now. Please see your health care provider if you have questions about your individual colon cancer prevention or treatment.