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Survivor Story: Marty Sussen

Posted by Pete Visintin on


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. 




More than 50% of the proceeds from all Fight the Fight purchases made between April 16th, 2017 and April 30th, 2017 will be donated to Marty to help pay for medical-related expenses.


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  • Inspiring story. God Bless you Màrty and your beautiful family! on

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