I was diagnosed on September 10, 2013 with a rare stage 4 cancer called neuroendocrine at the age of 35. I have an inoperable mass on my sacrum and a spot throughout my bones. In the beginning, because they thought it was an aggresive cancer, I was given 4 rounds of very aggresive chemotherapy. After the results showed no shrinkage in the tumor, they determined that it was a slow growing cancer and I may have actually got this back in my late teens. Currently I am on a daily chemo pill that has given me very minimal side effects and has kept the cancer stable.
I am blessed with a huge support system of family and friends who are always there for me but one of the hardest parts of my journey is they don't quite get it. When I came across the Stupid Cancer organization, it was a breath of fresh air. There are people out there like me that are my age and younger who are going through the same thing. The feeling is indescribable.
This will be my second CancerCon and I am really looking foward to it. Last year it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. To be surrounded by hundreds of others who got what I've been going through and I got what they were going through was amazing. You form a family and support system like no other. I can't wait to experience it again.
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