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Health News 2 Use: National Cancer Survivor's Day

Posted at 7:38 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 18:47:49-04

Today is National Cancer Survivor's Day, a time to celebrate beating an often deadly enemy.

"Don't give up hope." Job Lorenzen held onto that belief after being diagnosed with cancer in 2013. He was only 33.

"And when my cancer came back, the lead doctor in Omaha gave no hope of survivorship."

His search for a second opinion led him to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa.

Job, his wife, and family drove from Nebraska every two weeks for treatment, a fourteen hour round-trip.

Nine months later, doctors told him, no sign of cancer.

"It's a surreal feeling." "The people here, they are not medical staff - they're family."

Job decided to move his family to Oklahoma.

Faith and family, fitness and nutrition are now his focus.

He advises others battling cancer; don't give up hope, and get a second opinion.

"When you've got someone who is willing to fight with you and who's in your corner supporting you... and you don't feel like a number... you'd be surprised at what the results can be."

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