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Mary, Ten Years After Treatment

Current day Mary with a few members of her Cancer Center care team Current day Mary with a few members of her Cancer Center care team

Ten years ago, Mary finished treatment for colon cancer at Prairie Lakes Cancer Center. Compassionate care close to home enabled her to maintain some normalcy with work and family through her six months of treatment. She remains appreciative of her family for their support and is grateful she was able to be near them through her care. Ten years after Mary’s last treatment, she is doing well and wants you to be aware of your own health and wellness.

“Talk to your doctor if something doesn’t feel right. Get specific about your symptoms. If you’re of age, schedule a colonoscopy! Precancerous polyps can be removed early to prevent colon cancer.”

One thing Mary’s learned as a cancer survivor is to never take life for granted. Health is a balance of both physical and emotional health. “Everyone should find one positive thing in their life each day. Many people live through cancer and other hardships – embrace life!”