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BY Anatole Karpovs, M.D.

In April 2013, I was a 37-year-old pediatrician with a busy practice and a hectic family life. I didn’t have time to be sick. But when my bloody stools, bowel changes and abdominal pains became persistent enough that I couldn’t ignore them anymore, I finally sought treatment from my local internist.

My doctor ordered scans and blood tests. The blood tests came back fine, but the scan showed a large tumor in my lower left colon....

Colorectal cancer survvior Dr. Anatole Karpovs (left) with Dr. Scott Kopetz

BY Richard Manning

Sharing my stage IV colorectal cancer story with others is a blessing, though I’ll admit: at the time of my diagnosis, I didn’t feel this...

BY Clayton Boldt

Today, the American Cancer Society released an update to their colorectal cancer screening guidelines. They now recommend average-risk adults...

BY June Graham

I was raised believing that everything happens for a reason, and that’s exactly how I’ve chosen to approach my treatment for colorectal cancer.

I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in the November 2012 after I started experiencing pain in my stomach. At first, I thought I might’ve become lactose intolerant, but when the pain persisted, I went to the doctor. 

A stool test revealed blood, so my doctor insisted...

Colorectal cancer survivor June Graham smiles as she receives maintenance chemotherapy

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...

BY Abigail Pardo

I started finding blood in my stool in the fall of 2013, but at the time, it didn’t seem that strange to me. Constipation runs in my family...

BY Laura Laster

When my father-in-law was in his 30s, he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer as a result of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a genetic...

BY Laura Laster

When he was 15, my husband Jesse underwent a colectomy, a procedure that removed his colon. Jesse opted to do this after learning that he...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients have mantras — or inspiring sayings — that they do their best to live by. Some are reminders that good things can come...