In early May 2018, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. By mid-May, I had met with the surgeon at UNC REX to discuss my options. By Memorial Day weekend 2018, I was already in surgery to remove the cancer as well as investigate any possible areas adjacent to the cancerous tumor. 

During the surgery and subsequent hospital stay, communication between the doctors and nurses with both my family and me was impeccable. The relationship I felt at the time helped me determine that all future three- and six-month follow-up visits would be at UNC REX, even though I had to travel from Rocky Mount for the visits. I would like to once again thank all personnel at UNC REX Colorectal Division for their sincere compassion and treatment during this difficult time in my life.