Rob Matic was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 1995 at the age of 28. After undergoing treatment at a hospital in London, Ont., he was declared cancer free at age 33.
In 2017, at age 55, that all changed. Rob’s cancer had returned and he was told he only had two to five years to live.
Not satisfied with the prognosis he received from his local surgeon, he asked for a second opinion and was referred to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre where he qualified for an immunotherapy trial under the direction of Dr. Abdul Razak. His tumour has now shrunk by more than 45 per cent.
“It really feels like I’ve got the rest of my life ahead of me. I’m making plans, going on trips … it really gives you a new lease on life,” says Rob.