Written & Contributed by Marty Sussen
My wife Kim and I have been married for 26 years. We have a daughter a son and daughter in law. I have worked as a boom truck driver for about 14 years now.
In October of 2015 I was having some stomach discomfort, so I went to my family doc. because it was not getting any better. After some labs were done and finishing a round of antibiotics, I was sent for a screening colonoscopy.
It was then I was told that I had cancer. I was referred to a surgeon at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. One week later I was scheduled for a sigmoid colon resection.
I had a CT and an MRI that showed several lesions on my liver and 1 on my lung that the Oncologist is still watching. The biopsy came back that I had stage 2 colon cancer.
I then received two different types of chemotherapy every 2 weeks for 6 months in St. Louis. Fortunately, I did not require a colostomy bag.
In August 2016 my colonoscopy showed 5 new polyps in which 4 were already pre-cancerous. I was able to return to work in July of 2016 and will be going back in December for scans and lab work.
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