Young Woman Fights Colorectal Cancer

Karmanos Cancer Institute

Jessica Dilts was only are 31 years old when she noticed blood in her stool. She was in great shape and training to run a half-marathon. She went to see a gastrointestinal physician who ruled out a colonoscopy since she was so young. One year later, at the age of 32, Jessica was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. She has been treated by Philip Philip, M.D., Ph.D., E.R.C.P. a gastrointestinal oncologist at the Karmanos Cancer Institute ever since. Hear Jessica’s inspiring story, narrated by WDIV Local 4 Health Reporter Dr. Frank McGeorge, and her mission to raise awareness of colorectal prevention, even in young adults.