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Constance Buchanan shares her colon cancer survival story with FOX 5 Atlanta News.

This wife and mother of two is a colon cancer survivor because of colostomy surgery.
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Fox 5 Atlanta medical team news reporter, Beth Galvin, covered the story of Constance Buchanan, 35, who had colostomy surgery two years ago. At 33, she noticed a change in her bowel habits but didn't think it could be cancer—even thought there was a family history. "My mother had colon cancer, so I did have a history of it," the Carrollton, Georgia mom said in the interview. 

Constance underwent chemotherapy, radiation, then surgery. Her colorectal surgery, Dr. David Griffin of Surgery at Tanner Medical Center removed her colon, but since the cancerous mass was in her rectum colostomy surgery had to be preformed. Constance had a hard time accepting it, but two years later she's made peace with her ostomy pouch. She said during her interview with Fox 5, "I look at it as, it's kind of like my survival trophy. It's not a handicap, it's not embarrassing."

Fox 5 Atlanta wrote, "In November of 2016, 8 months after her diagnosis, Constance Buchanan heard the magic words: no evidence of cancer."

Constance Buchanan with   Dr. David Griffin, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Tanner Medical Center.

Constance Buchanan with Dr. David Griffin, Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Tanner Medical Center.

Read the full story, "Georgia mom diagnosed with colon cancer at 33" with video interview on Fox5Atlanta.com. Follow FOX 5 Atlanta on Twitter @FOX5Atlanta.

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