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The Jonas Family’s Cancer Crisis

KEVIN JONAS SR. OPENS UP ABOUT HIS DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS, HOW IT STRENGTHENED HIS FAMILY—AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SCREENING FOR EARLY DETECTION

ON MARCH 7, 2017, Kevin Jonas Sr.’s life turned upside down. He’d just undergone his first colonoscopy and doctors had discovered a mass in his colon. “My entire life really flashed in front of me,” says Jonas, 52, who is father to the Jonas Brothers—Kevin, 30, Joe, 28, and Nick, 25—and their youngest brother Frankie, 17. “In that moment, I thought, ‘Have I lived a good life? Have I been good to my kids and my wife? Have I done right by people?’”

Three weeks later, after he underwent surgery to remove the mass, Jonas’s worst fears were confirmed: He

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