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'It changes what you think is important'

Local couple bringing cancer walk to CMS

Tracy and Chip Powers are organizing a Walk and Ride for Colon Cancer to take place May 6 at Charlton Middle School. Amanda Collins. (click for larger version)
March 07, 2012
CHARLTON — Two years ago Chip Powers was like many other 39-year-old men — active, happy, and for all he knew, healthy.

So when he went to his doctor with abdominal pains and stomach cramps it took them quite a few tests to find the source of the problem.

"They don't expect you to have colon cancer at that age," he said, explaining the shock of being diagnosed with stage IV cancer before turning 40. "They found the markers so I'm luckier than most."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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