Paulette with brothers Jay (left) and Richard (right)

"Cancer is universal. In one way or another it impacts all of us."
The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2013, 1,660,290 people in the United States were diagnosed with some type of cancer. Based on statistics from 2008 to 2010 nearly 41 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime.

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Cancer of Many Colors, Inc. is a non-profit Lexington, South Carolina based organization dedicated to helping local cancer survivors with unforeseen and unexpected expenses.

Cancer of Many Colors is an organization dedicated to helping people with any kind of cancer. Founded by Paulette Criscione, it is an outgrowth not only a personal journey as a Breast and Lung Cancer survivor, but also the experience of her family, the Crisciones: Her father, John, fought Ductal Cancer of the Breast; her brother Jay, Cancer of the Throat and Bile Duct; her brother Richard, Leukemia. Her own breast tumor contained three different kinds of carcinoma and she was also diagnosed with lung non-small cell cancer. She carries the BRCA 2 mutation and so did her brother Jay.

"Cancer is universal. In one way or another it impacts all of us."
The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2013, 1,660,290 people in the United States were diagnosed with some type of cancer. Based on statistics from 2008 to 2010 nearly 41 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime.


There is no one "Cancer."
The professionals who study it have identified at least 200 different types. Today, even as scientists learn more and more about the nature of the disease, we're reminded of how complex it is, and how much more we need to know. But whatever the specific type, all cancer profoundly challenges the men and women who are fighting it. Their struggle touches all of the people in their lives: husbands, wives, and partners; parents, children, sisters and brothers; caregivers; co-workers, friends and neighbors.