The De Rosa Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting colon cancer research to advance its prevention and early treatment.
The De Rosa foundation is dedicated to raising colon cancer awareness and promoting colon cancer research to advance its prevention and early treatment. We offer outreach support for those newly diagnosed with colon cancer. We have an advisory board of doctors who are able to guide patients through the next steps, and recommend treatment options.
At only 38 years of age, married with two children, Paul, 8, and Julia, 5, I was diagnosed with hyperplastic polyposis syndrome, a familial polyp syndrome, characterized by the presence of multiple large hyperplastic polyps within the colon. Left untreated, these polyps develop into cancer. In October 2006, I underwent a colonoscopy shortly after my younger brother Gary, 35, was also screened. Our screening revealed over 100 polyps in each of us. We underwent extensive medical evaluations and were both diagnosed with this life threatening medical condition.