Survivor Spotlight: Carly Barrett

Thank you, Carly! Using TikTok and other social media to reach a younger audience will be imperative as colon cancer rates in younger populations are on the rise.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US and doctors are are now seeing an increase in young people diagnosed.

At age 24, Carly Barrett was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.

Now in remission, Barrett spends her time spreading awareness as a TikTok influencer.

Finding support through social media- WAVE3