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Living with Hope: My Cancer Journey

Posted on April 1, 2014

Living with stage IV colon cancer is something I have been doing for a very long time now. I was diagnosed when I was 31 years old and told I had six months to live. That was more than 10 years ago. When I was diagnosed, I was a statistic – one of more than 150,000 Americans who are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Even though I was told I only had a few months to live, I couldn’t stop myself from searching for hope and looking for answers. After I was urged to get my affairs in order, I learned about Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) using microspheres in combination with chemotherapy. I’m still living with cancer today, but thanks to SIRT, my quality of life is great and I am beating the odds. Read more

Happy 10th Birthday, Blue Star!

Posted on April 1, 2014

Yep, that’s right! Colon cancer’s Blue Star is celebrating its 10th birthday today. Introduced on April 1, 2004 by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), the Blue Star represents  the eternal memory of the people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colon cancer. Read more