March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 100,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year.
Five years ago, NY1 anchor Roma was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer following a routine screening. With no family history or symptoms, the diagnosis came as a shock.
As part of her treatment, doctors removed about two feet of her colon. She is now cancer free.
Former NHL player, referee, and hockey hall of famer Paul Stewart was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer the day after his son was born in February 1998. Doctors gave him six months to live. Now, 21 years later, he is still cancer-free.