What it takes to survive: one woman’s story about beating the odds
Fayetteville resident Beth Phillips was only 47 when she was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer. That’s three years younger than the recommended age to start colonoscopy screenings. To get better, Phillips had to undergo a complete hysterectomy and colectomy, removal of her right ureter and right kidney, partial removal of her liver and bladder in addition to radiation treatments and 24 rounds of chemo. Phillips is now cancer-free, runs a colorectal cancer support group and encourages others to get screened. Read more about her journey to recovery.