Stories

  • The Keep Your Colon Rollin’ 5k race this past Saturday was a complete success. Over 300 people came out to participate in the race and to help Calvert raise colon cancer awareness. The race raised over $5,000 to benefit Calvert Healthcare Solutions, which provides primary healthcare to those under insured. We were touched by the…  Continue »

  • I choose to work hard in delivering preventive health measurements to communities because I too have seen my love one’s perish from the epidemic of cancer. Living in Mississippi has small disadvantages for many because of the 40% poverty rate with 17.1 percent of the individuals uninsured. Communities are not rich in revenue and jobless…  Continue »

  • “Life without hope expires.” Colorectal Cancer screenings are ultimately important to me because the disease has no chance to be cured in the late stages. I suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and chances are high that my illness could become severe and develop into Colorectal Cancer. There are no low-cost preventive tests offered to under-served…  Continue »

  • My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 44, I was 16 years old, she passed away 6 months later. It was my senior year of high school and I dropped out for 3 months to be with her everyday. During her 6 month battle I took care of her. I stayed…  Continue »

  • I was just 32 years old with a 9-month old daughter when I was told I had colon cancer. No family history of this awful disease and yet here I was…given about a 50% chance of seeing my beautiful daughter start kindergarten. However, because of an early diagnosis, great physicians, an agressive approach to treatment,…  Continue »

  • My mother was first diagnosed with colon polyps at age 48. She was never told about the increased risk of colon cancer for her children. With her history, I should have started my colon screening at age 38 – 10 years younger than her first diagnosis. Since I didn’t get that information, I didn’t start…  Continue »

  • Colon cancer made its introduction to me in the fall of 2011. I was having severe upper abdominal and right-sided pain. After a few visits to my primary doctor complaining of such pain, a test was ordered for an Upper GI with a diagnosis of a hiatal hernia and slight Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. After no…  Continue »

  • I am a 2X colon cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 1984 with colon cancer. In 1997, colon cancer appeared again and also vocal cord cancer. I was diagnosed with small bowel lymphoma in 2008. Cancer has plagued my family. My father and daughter have both died from this disease. My father died in 1963…  Continue »

  • Colon cancer made its introduction to me in the fall of 2011. I was having severe upper abdominal and right-sided pain. After a few visits to my primary doctor complaining of such pain, a test was ordered for an Upper GI with a diagnosis of a hiatal hernia and slight Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. After no…  Continue »

  • I was 46 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Up until the day I started vomiting and vomiting and it wouldn’t stop, I was healthy. I went to an oncologist in Syracuse and it was there that they found the tumor and it was 100% blocking my colon. Within 3…  Continue »

 

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