• Are there any Stage 4 Colon Survivors on here that are survivors or 10 years or more?

    Asked by ljleonard93 on Monday, May 27, 2013

    Are there any Stage 4 Colon Survivors on here that are survivors or 10 years or more?

    I am just looking for hope. I can find survivors of 7 yrs, but not past that. Not saying there is none, either they are busy living their lives or they have past. Anyways, I am just needing someone to talk to to keep me going...I still feel that I will make this...but it is hard at times keeping my spirits high.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      There are 228 Survivors on the site of colon Cancer. How many of those are stage 4 and for how many, I will look into for you.

      Give me a day or so to research for you.

      over 3 years ago
    • glam's Avatar

      You can access the Colon Club website and you will find lot of people that can inspire you and help you to be strong on this journey..,.,if you see the models in the colondar, they write their journey, personal experience, etc and most of them are long time survivors......hope that helps......another example is Ana Maria Braga a Brazilian woman show that have a daily TV program about food and others calles "Mais Voce" at Globo TV.....If I am not mistaken she was first diagnosed in 2008 (after being diagnosed of skin cancer in 2002)....hope that helps and remember to be faithful, pray with devotion and fight with all your heart and energy....for GOD nothing is impossible......I am also a stage IV cancer fighter and I try to concentrate in my case and not in statistics or averages, because I know each case is different, each person reacts different, and medicine is moving so fast that each day is one more closer to new treatments and hope........keep fighting and God bless you!!!! never to give up about yourself

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      www.whatnext.com/users/phillyg here is a long term stage IV whatnexter that is doing quite well. You can drop him a line. Also, later today or tomorrow there will be a new search feature added to our search tool on the people page that will allow you to search for people based on type of cancer, stage, territory, age, etc.

      Take a look at it when you see it active.

      over 3 years ago
    • ljleonard93's Avatar

      Thank you so much!!! I appreciate it...this means alot :)

      over 3 years ago
    • Exidor's Avatar

      I'm still here, working on my 5th year since cancer was discovered. 2x time survivor now with this time around I'm 6 months since my last treatment and cancer free for 8 months. Scan showed no cancer after the 8th treatment. If in the future it is found again then I'll deal with it at that time. Till and if that ever happens hopefully not. I'm trying to help myself by living a healthier life, quit smoking, eating better biggest problem is getting exercise and I'm working on that. I try to keep a positive outlook, belief and trust in God, let him deal with everyday problems, keep my doctor appointments. I have always had a good sense of humor which I feel helps. I read the update from WhatNext every day think about and talk to God about what I've read in the update. Keep my mind active reading the news playing video games on the internet. Help with cooking, washing dishes cleaning the house anything I can do to help.

      I'm not perfect and some days are not so great pain from surgery, legs and hands numb. Back pain from injury long ago acts up and makes walking a real pain. But I try to deal with it as it happens. I have days where I'm scared of the cancer coming back and having to deal with that, so I guess I'm human dealing with one day at a time and some days refusing to deal with anything but what I want. I hope this helps you and anyone reading this, stay positive, keep the faith, trust in God or your higher power. Most of all your you and an individual so what works for me may not work for you, be good and kind to yourself.

      over 3 years ago
    • lisaissa's Avatar

      Hello! I find myself searching the internet for the exact same thing...stage IV long term survivors! It's comforting knowing that there are people out there who made it. I was diagnosed stage IV a little over a year ago and just finished treatment about a month ago. Things are looking good! How is treatment going for you?

      over 3 years ago

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