Austin Thomas is a 28-year-old dietitian and athlete. She is also a colon cancer survivor.
The diagnosis came just five days after her 27th birthday.
“Everything was kind of a blur then,” she says, remembering how she went in for a colonoscopy after complaining of abdominal pain and bloating. She woke up with the doctor sitting on the edge of her bed explaining that they found a large mass and couldn’t even complete the screening procedure.