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Never Too Young

“Colon cancer will not take me.”

Posted on April 9, 2015

On November 7, 2006, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. On June 19, 2010, my daughter’s second birthday, we were told that there was nothing more that could be done to save my mom. After she began experiencing serious delusions and hallucinations, my family and I were forced to place my 48-year-old mother in a nursing home. She died three weeks later on September 15. Read more

In Memoriam: Dov Siporin

Posted on March 30, 2015


We lost a tremendously loved man, dad, husband and friend last week.

Scrolling through Dov’s Facebook page, it’s easy to see that Dov held a special place in many lives. Dov had a unique gift to bring hope and laughter to everyone he met through his unceasing charisma, wit, sense of humor and determination. Read more

ACTION: Educating About Increase of Young Onset CRC

Posted on March 30, 2015


Earlier this month, we were thrilled to present at the 5th Annual Young Adult Oncology Conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Our Prevention and Research Director, Stephanie Guiffre, spoke to a group of medical professionals, health educators and social workers about the rise in young onset colorectal cancer and the need for us to join together and take action. Read more

Never Too Young: Uniting to Make a Difference

Posted on February 5, 2015


We know that, unlike for those over age 50, colon cancer is on the rise in those younger than 50. Too often we hear stories from folks in this group who are facing additional screening and diagnosis hurdles due to their age.  The signs and symptoms of colon can often be mistaken for other, less serious issues, and time and time again folks under age 50 are being faced with misdiagnoses and untimely diagnoses because their symptoms are not being taken seriously due to age. Read more

Dawn Eicher: My Young Adult Cancer Story

Posted on January 27, 2015

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I had bleeding on an off since 1998. I was only 21 and my doctors didn’t think there was anything to be concerned about after I had a clean endoscopy. I told every doctor I went to about my bleeding. For years I was dubbed “too young” and they assumed it was “just hemorrhoids” and nothing serious, especially not cancer. Read more