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Fighting Colorectal Cancer as a Patient and Researcher, With Dr. Tom Marsilje

2014-07_First Team TriathlonHow does someone go from the best day of their life to the worst in under 12 hours? Dr. Tom Marsilje knows. In June, 2012 he was recognized for his work, co-discovering a drug for lung cancer. Hours later a colonoscopy revealed he had colon cancer.

During our conversation, Tom discusses his journey. He talks about how his diagnosis motivated him to become a long distance runner, renew his faith and begin writing a blog; Adventures in Living Terminally Optimistic.

Cancer patients need to be their own advocates. There’s no
reason to suffer if there are resources to help. Most cancer
centers now offer palliative care, nutrition counseling, clinical
trials and psycho-social support for cancer patients – ask if a
doctor doesn’t bring it up.

Important Links:

Tom’s Blog: Adventures In Living Terminally Optimistic

Tom’s article – Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies: Vol. 1

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