“When someone walks in and tells you that you have cancer it’s like taking a light switch and just flipping the switch down. Everything just all of a sudden turned black,” Samm Tague explained. Age at 52, Samm was diagnosed with colon cancer. The disease was found through a colonoscopy. He underwent Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection Surgery performed by Dr. Ralph Silverman of ColoRectal Specialists, a division of Signature Medical Group.