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5/10/2016 Latest post:
Ann was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer (3 lymph nodes tested positive, but no metastasized tumors were found) in November 2015. She had surgery to remove the colon tumor very quickly after diagnosis. They were able to remove all of the tumor. She began a series of infusions of chemotherapy that was supposed to last for 6 months but she had to stop because of side effects after 3 months. The doctor felt that 3 months was very good, but that she should switch to an oral version of the chemotherapy as insurance against any spread of cancer. They had planned for her to take oral medication for two-weeks-on-one-week-off for four rounds. She completed the first round, but then needed to stop due to side effects.
Her family understands that there are many, many people who love Ann and would like to know how she is doing. It has been difficult to keep everyone informed; we hope this site will be helpful. Her children and boyfriend will be trying to keep this up to date to the best of our ability. Thank you for loving Ann, she is a treasure to all of us.