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Jon’s Story as Told by Jon


In his late twenties, Jon Olis began to see blood in his stool but shrugged it off until his fiancée pushed him to see a doctor. After a rectal exam, the doctor said he had nothing to worry about. He assured Jon that with no family history, it was probably just hemorrhoids. Jon’s colonoscopy showed that he had thousands of polyps and a large tumor in his colon. At 36, he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), a genetic condition that causes colorectal polyps that turn into cancer. He had laparoscopic surgery to remove his entire colon, a second surgery because of complications, a temporary ileostomy and chemotherapy.