June 2nd is the 26th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day. This day celebrates survivors of all different types of cancers and serves as an inspiration for those who have recently been diagnosed with cancer. The foundation aims at resolving issues that are common among cancer patients, like financial burdens, physical and emotional hardships, and coming to terms with their diagnosis.

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, we are honored to recognize some survivors who have kicked mesothelioma to the curb.

  • Alexis Kidd was given six to twelve months to live after learning that she had Stage II Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Seven years later, she is enjoying life with her husband, Christian, and friends. She is celebrating life and she isn’t giving up. Alexis is a fighter with a fierce outlook on life and is also a terrific writer about her experiences with mesothelioma.
  • Jodi Page was just 26 years old when she was diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma. Fourteen years later, she is a survivor of mesothelioma. She is challenging people to pay attention to the symptoms that they experience and to not ignore the signs their body is sending them. She was treated by an extrapleural pneumonectomy and radiation. Jodi spends much of her time helping other mesothelioma patients and even speaks with people on our Mesothelioma Guide Facebook page.
  • Ten years after being told she had only two years to live, Kendra Ferreira fought and is now a survivor of Peritoneal Mesothelioma. She took part in clinical trials and chemotherapy after having a hysterectomy because her initial diagnosis was ovarian cancer. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and her three sons and continues her work as an artist in Rhode Island.

Learn about other heroic mesothelioma survivors on our Survivors Page.

This Sunday, be sure to take a moment out of your day to remember and celebrate the mesothelioma survivors around you. Let them serve as an inspiration of the spirit that it takes to fight and defeat this disease.

Learn more at the office website: http://www.ncsd.org/

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About the Writer, Andrew Devine

Andrew Devine is a contributing writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He has developed an interest in educating patients and their families on everything from new treatments to what to expect after diagnosis.