I was 39 years old when I had abdominal surgery for a mass. At the time of surgery the doctor realized that I had colon cancer and was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The day the doctor was to give me my diagnosis it was the day of my 40th birthday and he couldn't give me that bad news, so he waited until the next day to give me the news. I went through the chemo treatments with the help of God. I lost a lot of weight and thought life would never be the same. I am colon cancer free for 14 years now. I get my colonoscopy as scheduled and have a new outlook on life with the help of God.