I never knew much about colorectal cancer until it found its way into my home. The one thing I was always told was that it is an “Old Person's” disease and you shouldn't even check for it until after 50. Well, I found out that was not true as my wife was diagnosed at age 36 and passed at age 39. My sole purpose in life is to make young adults aware that they should get checked at an earlier age or when they see even the smallest symptoms. I never want anyone else to suffer from lack of knowledge.

Citation Format: Brian L. Barefield. [Advocate Abstract] Journey of life [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; 2018 Nov 2-5; New Orleans, LA. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2020;29(6 Suppl):Abstract nr A016.