Survival Story to Share

Hi Everyone,

I was a frequent visitor to this board ten years ago. My mom was diagnosed in December 2002 with Stage III Colon Cancer (4 positive lymph nodes) and during her first 1.5 years of treatment had two local recurrences. (the first after completing chemo, and the second after completing a round of radiation). Her last surgery was aggressive and resulted in a permanent colostomy.  We were not very optimistic after her third diagnosis, but I am thrilled to share that she has been absolutely cancer free since 2004 !  We have had a few scares along the way with suspicious shadows on routine scans, but so far none have been a recurrence. 

I remember being new to this board and constantly searching for hopeful stories so I thought a nice way to start the new year would be to share ours !   Since her diagnosis I got married and have a son, who my mom absolutely loves spending time with and babysitting. They have an amazing relationship and she enriches his life in so many wonderful ways. We feel lucky that she has been one of the "lucky ones". 

For those of you who are new to this journey, stay positive and keep fighting ! There are lots of positive stories (and unfortunatey I think that once most folks beat the disease they forget to share).



  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946 Member
    Thank you for sharing!

    I absolutely, positively think it's important to share the survivor stories! 

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467 Member
    Great Testimony

    Thank you for sharing this positive information about your Mom's fight.

  • mdm2
    mdm2 Member Posts: 17
    Thanks for sharing... I love

    Thanks for sharing... I love the "it's beatable" posts. 

  • mrscrain
    mrscrain Member Posts: 11
    Yes!!! Yes, yes we can

    Yes!!! Yes, yes we can survive and not let this beat us down! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Most of all, congratulations to ypur mom for fighting the fight and being an overcomer! What a blessing to still have her in your life and so involved in your sons! Yay!!

    Here's to another 10+ years of cancer freedom!!


  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    Awesome story!

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all. She is a testimony to no matter how long you survive this disease, what's important how you live your life. 


  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020 Member

    Thanks for sharing,that proves there is always hope.

  • Gavin63
    Gavin63 Member Posts: 98 Member
    Thank you for sharing this

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful news. I am only 6 months old (diagnosed with stage 3 CRC with 4 positive Lymph Nodes) in this lovely forum who are so supportive to fellow members when they need them the most. As a community fighting this dreadful decease we all love to hear these types of success stories & that inspires all of us.  

    Wishing you & your mom a Happy & Prosperous New Year & sending our prayers to her for a full cancer free life.


  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
    That's great news. Thanks for

    That's great news. Thanks for sharing. 

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
    so happy for your mom!

    Thanks for sharing your story!