Patient / Survivor
Monroe, New York
I was diagnosed stage IV colon cancer on Jan. 28, 2013. I had metastasis to my liver, lungs, as well as activity in adrenal lymph nodes. I was treated with chemo and surgery followed by more chemo. I was treated by an excellent staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
I recently had a scan, and this is my third year cancer-free. I incorporated natural and homeopathic complementary medicine into my life. I have survivors guilt, but I know I am here because I am hope!
Be your own advocate, seek as much knowledge as you can about your diagnosis and different treatments, so you can make the most informed decisions about your treatment. Your doctor is great but not perfect.
My doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center welcomed my second opinion from the cancer treatment center. I learned a lot of important info from the center, but decided Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was the right place for me.
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