Amy Hargrove Goldsbury was diagnosed with colon cancer in her twenties – but unlike many young people, her cancer was caught quickly.
Amy was distracted by her busy schedule and didn’t notice her weight loss or fatigue. When she saw blood in her stool, her family insisted that she see a doctor. Within two weeks, Amy went from being a full-time working mom to having a colonoscopy and surgery. She had to leave her job after being diagnosed with stage III colon cancer.
Amy had surgery and chemotherapy, and learned how quickly life can change. As Dean of Students at a high school, Amy was surrounded by students, but she became the one who needed to learn. One thing she learned was how treatable colorectal cancer is when diagnosed early.