Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among Georgia’s adult population.
Blog: Colorectal cancer
Tommie Chambers, of Columbus, Ga. knows his situation is unique. He was able to recover from colon cancer without chemotherapy or radiation. But as a survivor, he has resumed his normal life and wants to tell others about it.
Within three years, Beverly Flowers had battled two kinds of cancer. The Jonesboro, Ga., resident had barely recovered from breast cancer when she was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003. She was only in her 40s.
When she was first diagnosed with colorectal cancer, Sandra Heinrich was 40 years old.
For Herman Anderson, it’s all about getting people to get screened for cancer. When the Marietta, Ga., resident was diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer in 2006, he was 62 years old and had never been screened. He knows better now.
About 50,000 people – enough for a sold-out crowd at an Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field – die from colorectal cancer each year. Many of those deaths could be prevented.