Agnes McKim: 10 Years Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer Survivor Story
Agnes McKim became a patient at Hope4Cancer Institute over 10 years ago when she approached Dr. Jimenez desperate to avert a death sentence imposed upon her by her conventional doctors when she was first diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer is one of the major forms of cancers that afflicts both men and women across the world. In 2013, an estimated 73,680 men and 69,140 women are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in the United States alone, while 26,300 men and 24,530 women are expected to die from the disease. In recent years, the advanced screening for and removal of potentially carcinogenic polyps through proactive colonoscopies has appreciably reduced the mortality rate from colorectal cancer. However, if diagnosed at a late stage, colorectal cancer often culminates in highly invasive surgeries that involve excision of parts of the colon and parts of surrounding organs and lymph nodes that might have got affected. The patient may also have undergone extensive radiation and chemotherapy as well. Once a patient goes through this surgery, their quality of life is significantly impaired and they are relegated to the use of a colostomy bag for the rest of their lives.
Agnes McKim came to Hope4Cancer at a phase in her treatment where she was being recommended highly invasive surgery as her only hope against the advanced state of disease. She refused the surgery and chose to come to Hope4Cancer Institute instead. Under the advice of Dr. Jimenez, she undertook a much smaller surgery, and followed up by using non-toxic alternative cancer treatments from Hope4Cancer Institute to accomplish a complete healing experience.
Read Agnes’ heartfelt letter to Dr. Jimenez detailing her stage 4 colorectal cancer survivor story. We feel grateful that Hope4Cancer Institute treatments not only allowed Agnes to survive, but also thrive with an excellent quality of life. Read about Agnes’ experience over the last 10 years in her own words.