Just like any other medical condition or accident, cancer can have a devastating effect on the body and on an Oak Hill resident's ability to earn a living. What may first start as difficulty with bowel movements may then turn into nausea and vomiting, anemia, and debilitating fatigue. All are signs of colorectal cancer and all could potentially make it so difficult to work that an individual may need to apply for disability benefits.
Those were the symptoms of one now-51-year-old, then-44-year-old woman. She had seen a bevy of doctors but none of them could give a satisfactory answer as to why she was so sick that she eventually had to stop working. It was only when she saw a specialist that she discovered she had colorectal cancer.