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Jennifer’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Rectal Cancer)

Jennifer's Story (Rectal Cancer) LROn April 5, 2011 I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. I was 39 and had a four year old and a six year old at the time. I never thought I would see my babies grow up; I thought my husband would be left to raise them by himself and that my parents would bury their child.

I was entered into a clinical trial which included enough chemo to kill an elephant, radiation, surgery, and more chemo. On August 25th of this year, I will be cancer free for 2 years. When the surgeon went in, the tumor, which was classified as stage 3 and large, was barely visible. The lymph nodes, which had been enlarged, were cancer free. The treatment had brought me down to a stage 1, a miracle I think.

Jennifer
New York
Submitted 5-30-13

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5 comments

  1. Linet & John King

    Strong, courageous, determined and a fighter- this is our wonderful daughter and we could not be prouder. Love you to the moon and back, beautiful girl !

  2. Jennifer Fichtner

    Stay strong my friend. You are beautiful inside and out.

  3. I love you Jenn. We have been thru a lot these last few years but we will beat this. You are the strongest person I know , a great mother and wife.

  4. Very proud of you cuz!

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