Roger Corliss could have died from multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. He didn’t and credits being alive today because he caught it early through regular early detection screenings.
Although he has had a challenging journey, he is in remission and competes in shotput and discus at senior athlete track and field competitions. On average, people whose multiple myeloma is detected at a later stage than Corliss’ only have about 15 months to live.
Corliss presented his story at University of Colorado Health’s March MAN-ness, a men’s health happy hour, at The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins, on March 7.
The purpose of March MAN-ness is to help men live healthier lives by emphasizing that many diseases can be minimized or even prevented with routine screening.