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Chuck's Story

As a survivor of colon cancer, I am grateful mine was caught in a very early stage.

In addition to colonoscopies, I am a big believer in routine physical exams, because that is what sparked my diagnosis. My primary care doctor found blood in my stools, and a colonoscopy confirmed I had cancerous polyps.

I had minimally invasive surgery to remove a third of my colon. It healed up very quickly. Now I am doing great, and my doctor just recommended I get a routine colonoscopy every two years—in fact, I just got one a few weeks ago. I promise, they get easier and easier each time.

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