Stage II Colon Cancer
Age at Diagnosis: 27

Chris DeVasier was diagnosed with colon cancer in his twenties – but unlike many young people, his cancer was caught quickly.

Chris had gotten sick a few times at work and was having abdominal pain, so his boss suggested that he take his annual physical early. When his bloodwork showed anemia, he was referred to a gastroenterologist who gave him a colonoscopy and found a massive tumor in his colon.  Chris was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer.

Chris had surgery and chemotherapy, and learned how quickly life can change. Chris was a double major in biology and chemistry, and had a lot of friends in the medical field. But even with his background, he needed to research more about colorectal cancer. One thing he learned was how treatable colorectal cancer is when diagnosed early.