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Diane Conrad, Digestive Health Patient

For years avoided a colonoscopy but now an advocate after stage four tumor removal surgery

Diane Conrad


Diane: One morning I just woke up and I was in excruciating pain on my side. So I went to the Summa emergency room. I was just so scared.

They did a CT scan there and they discovered two lesions on my liver, and they sent me to a gastroenterologist. The doctors in digestive health actually convinced me to have the colonoscopy. That's where Dr. Welch discovered a golf ball-sized tumor in my colon. This was a stage four tumor that had spread to my liver. Dr. Welch and Dr. Cocieru actually teamed up for surgery and they removed that part of my bowel and the lesions on my liver all in one surgery.

For years, I avoided getting a colonoscopy but now I just wanna be a spokesperson. I want everybody to go out and get theirs. And a colonoscopy is so easy. So please, people, go and get your colonoscopy so you don't have to go through what I've been through.


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