Colorectal Cancer Stories

Colorectal cancer can start either in the colon or the rectum. It makes up about 8% of all cancer cases in the U.S. Finding and removing polyps can prevent colorectal cancer. (National Cancer Institute)


Shannon Mercurio, Colon cancer, Stage 1


Cancer Details:
Found the cancer as a result of her Lynch Syndrome
1st Symptoms: Routine colonoscopy found polyp
Treatment: Partial colectomy

Hugo Toovey, Colon cancer, Stage 1

Cancer Details: Diagnosed 2 weeks after 5 years remission from testicular cancer
1st Symptoms: Inflamed bowel
Treatment: Subtotal colectomy, immunotherapy