In April of 2013 I was diagnosed with a rare form of colon cancer (in the duodenal cavity) with mets on liver (stage 4). Only about 1200 people have had it and I was one.
I was told by my oncologist that I wouldn’t see remission with this form of cancer because it is so rare and that only 40% respond to treatment, so little is known about it.
Not only did my body respond to treatment but made the tumors into lesions that could be surgically removed. A task that was unable to be done in the beginning because the main one sat on an artery.
After seven months of aggressive chemo, I had surgery December 6, 2013.
On January 13, 2014 I was told by my oncologist that I am in full remission, cancer free, and won’t even have to have maintenance chemo like they expected. I will only have to go for check ups every six months. This was the hardest fight of my life but I couldn’t have done it without my faith in God and having his strength in all this to help me. The doctors aren’t always right, but Gods word never fails us.
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!!!!
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.