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Colorectal Cancer Patient Stories

Sterling Randolph

Colorectal Cancer

Sterling Randolph

Colorectal Cancer

Sitting in my car on the side of the road, it was like time had stopped. All I could think about was my family. What would they do without me?

Henrietta Adipratt Jah

Colorectal Cancer

Henrietta Adipratt Jah

Colorectal Cancer

Life is seemingly normal and routine, until it’s not. One minute you are at your job, going through the motions of the day, when suddenly, almost instantaneously, your life changes. That was my experience in 2013, when after using the bathroom at work; I was shocked to final blood in my stool.

Joseph McGrath

Colorectal Cancer;  Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

Joseph McGrath

Colorectal Cancer;  Liver, Gall Bladder & Bile Duct Cancer

As soon I got to Fox Chase I could tell I was in good hands. The doctors all felt authentic and I could see that they truly cared about my individual situation, especially my surgical oncologist, who led my care.

Giuseppe Leo

Colorectal Cancer

Giuseppe Leo

Colorectal Cancer

My doctor gave me a second chance – a second life. I thank God for him. 

My cancer is now in remission, and I come to Fox Chase every three months for a checkup to make sure it stays that way.  Cancer left me feeling and looking almost dead. But after the care I received at Fox Chase, I now look and feel like I did before. 

Diane Smith

Colorectal Cancer

Diane Smith

Colorectal Cancer

Diane Smith was 55 years old when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. After a local gastroenterologist initially diagnosed her with hemorrhoids, she sought a second opinion from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Diane underwent a laparoscopic procedure that resulted in no scarring and allowed her to heal faster. After a week in the hospital, she returned home to finish her recovery. "I am now enjoying my time with friends, reading, walking in Pennypack Park, living a healthy lifestyle, and attending church regularly," she said. "I came back from cancer, and I thank God every day for directing me to Fox Chase."

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