Patient Story

Nicole's story: Great care after unexpected diagnosis

Nicole Danell Williamson began losing weight suddenly in the fall of 2019 and was concerned it wasn’t a healthy weight loss. She saw a gastroenterologist, Dr. Dimple Raina, who performed a colonoscopy which revealed a large tumor — eventually leading oncologist Dr. Karthi Subbannan to diagnosis Nicole with stage 4 colon cancer. 

Within weeks, she began chemotherapy with Georgia Cancer Specialists.

“I just love the nurses, the doctors — everybody was wonderful,” Nicole said. “Actually, I’ve never had a bad nurse or doctor in the three years I’ve been going through this, so I feel blessed. … It’s been a journey and I love Northside. I wouldn’t use any other hospital because they really take good care of me.”

While she continues her health journey, Nicole enjoys time with her family, 26-year-old twins Brazil and London, and 2-year-old granddaughter Meadow Sofia.

Nicole recently sent us her story in her own words.

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* The health story shared here may portray atypical results of survival for this type of cancer, given its severity and stage. Atypical results are considered surviving a cancer that has less than a 50% five-year survival rate. Patients should consult an expert to discuss specific treatment plans and the possible outcomes before making medical decisions.



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