Patient Story

Rob's story: A 20-year colon cancer survivor journey

Rob Tsou, a colon cancer survivor of 20 years, shares his inspiring journey. Diagnosed at 35, just as he was embarking on fatherhood with a three-month-old son, Rob recounts the shock and devastation of his diagnosis.

Despite the absence of a family history of cancer, he faced the daunting prospect of surgery and chemotherapy head-on. Throughout his treatment, Rob's positivity shone through.

Reflecting on his experience at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Rob emphasizes the exceptional care he received from his oncologist, the importance of early detection and proactive health care. Watch as Rob shares his story of resilience and gratitude.

Colon cancer screening is crucial for early detection and prevention of the disease. Individuals over the age of 45 or those with a family history of colon cancer should undergo regular screening.

Watch Rob's story here:


Learn more about colorectal cancer care at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. 

* 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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