Mar 14, 2021
As we spotlight National Colorectal Cancer
Awareness Month , I am excited to welcome to the show, Stephen
Estrada, Manager of Community Engagement at the Colorectal Cancer
About Stephen: At 28, I was diagnosed with Lynch
Syndrome and inoperable, stage 4 colorectal cancer. After being
told I had about a year left to live, I became an advocate for
young-onset colorectal cancer. I also became an advocate for my
health and my care.
After 2 surgeries--one causing internal
hemorrhaging during recovery that nearly killed me--chemotherapy,
and a lot of research, I fired my care team and went elsewhere.
This allowed me the opportunity to join a groundbreaking clinical
trial with an experimental immunotherapy drug. I responded
incredibly quickly to the drug and spent 5 years on the trial.
After a year and a half on the drug, I was declared NED and have
remained so, even after stopping treatment in November of
I have been with the Colorectal Cancer Alliance for
three and a half years, where it is an honor to help share the
stories of patients and caregivers affected by this disease.
Listen in as Stephen shares his personal journey,
all about the Colorectal Cancer Alliance & how you can get
involved this month.
Let’s make colorectal health a priority again
through our "Get Checked" Screening Pledge.The Screening Pledge
will connect you with resources and reminders to get screened for
Take the Pledge!
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