Hillary Lin, MD
Hillary’s grandfather died of colon cancer because he’d never been screened for this preventable yet tragically common disease. Because of him, and because of her grandmother who is now fighting terminal colon cancer as well, Hillary became a physician and trained at Stanford and Columbia in internal medicine and oncology. She then founded GutSavvy because she recognized it was not enough to treat cancer once it’s already occurred – that the bulk of impact is in prevention. Over 40 million people in the U.S. alone miss their screening each year, due to fear, inconvenience, and lack of awareness. Alarmingly, colorectal cancer rates are also rising disproportionally in the young adult population. The GutSavvy team is dedicated to the mission of democratizing colon cancer screening to stop this disease which affects all of us and takes away too many of our loved ones.