My name is Cheryl. I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in February 2011 when I was 42 years old. The cancer had metastasized to my ovaries, liver, and lungs. This is a blog about my journey to survival.


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  1. Cheryl, I have come to believe that one of the risk factors for getting colon cancer is HAVING A COLON. Seriously, I know so many people who don’t fit the profile – mostly women. Glad to hook up with you on here and share our healing journeys.

  2. Starr says:

    You rock! I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in Nov 2012 at the age of 48. It had impacted 2 abdominal lymph nodes and I had 12 mets on my liver. I nowhave jst one grape sized tumor on my liver. I have not had surgery or radiation but I did have 12 rounds if Folfox and Tuesday I start my 12th cycle of avastin and xeloda. Thank you for sharing your story and your positive attitude. Starr

    • zcher says:

      Sounds like you are doing great! So far,for me, it seems the xeloda is keeping the cancer from growing, not reducing it. This is great of course, but I do want to do something to make the tiny bit left in me to go away. I am interested to see how it goes with you! Keep in touch.

  3. Wishing you the best as you live and share this journey.
    Marcy Westerling

  4. Lisa says:

    Happy to be finding others! One month ago I was diagnosed with rectal cancer at 39 and Monday I start on FOLFOX. Happy to see you’re beating it!

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  6. I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. The rules for receiving this award can be found on my blog using this link: http://rectalcancermyass.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/one-lovely-blog-award/

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