Negotiating cancer: Tips from one who's done it
By Stefanie Joho May 28
At the age of 24, after two surgeries and two aggressive rounds of chemotherapy failed to cure me, my oncologist sent me home to die. When I was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013, I'd never even heard the word immunotherapy. I didn't know that my doctors wouldn't have all the answers. I thought clinical trials were last-ditch efforts rather than treatments that save countless lives. I didn't know that a treatment geared to fighting my specific type of cancer and the genetic components of my tumor would go on to potentially offer tens of thousands of patients a revolutionary new path to surviving cancer in 2017.
Because I’m one of the very few lucky ones who looked into the abyss and made it out on the other side, I feel it is my duty to speak up...click to view the full article