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Cormeshia Batty

Patients & Survivors Stage III Rectal Cancer Texas
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Cormeshia's Story

I requested a colonoscopy after about a year (which included seeing a GI Specialist) of experiencing extreme abdominal pain and inconsistent bowel habits. Three polyps were found and removed, and one 3cm mass was found, biopsied, and came back malignant. I was diagnosed with stage IIIb rectal cancer at the age of 40.

In 2020 I completed chemotherapy (which totaled 8 rounds), 28 sessions of radiation, a colon resection, and ileostomy reversal.
In January 2021 I began treatment for lung mets.

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