Hello, I’m

JAY VERSLUIS

I’m a super survivor

Never give up

I have spent the last three years going through cancer treatment hell and have survived against all odds, thanks to a new treatment approach called immunotherapy.

I haven’t shared much of my journey as it was happening between 2015 and 2017, but now that it’s all over, I have an amazing story to tell.

Lynch Syndrome

My type of cancer is genetic. It’s caused by mutations that impair DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR). This condition is also known as Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer.

KRAS Mutation

My cancer also has had a KRAS mutation. This condition makes it much more aggresive than “regular” cancers, and as such renders it almost immune to conventional treatments.

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Super Survivor

I’m a cancer survivor for whom conventional treatment didn’t work. But an immunoherapy drug called Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) did the trick.

Catheter Tales

I’ve had the pleasure of wearing every type of catheter there is. Check out my tips on how to live with them.

Stoma Tips & Tricks

I’ve had both a colostomy and an ileostomy for nearly two years. Here are some tips on living with those things.

Life on TPN

I’ve used various types of Total Parenteral Nutrition instead of solid food for nearly a year. Let me tell you about my experiences with it.

Surgeries

Chemotherapy Infusions

Immunotherapy Infusions

Radiation Treatments

Read my Book

I’ve written a book about my whole cancer journey. It’s called BROKEN BOWELS – Tales of a Super Survivor.

You can get it as Paperback and Kindle Edition from Amazon.

I’ve even narrated the whole book for iTunes and Audible (it’s nearly 16 hours long).

The Video Diary

As a continuation of my book, I’m doing regular updates on my wellbeing and the many inspirational events that are happening in my life after cancer.

Follow me on YouTube for the latest updates and premieres, or watch right here on this site.

The Audio Podcast

Don’t have time to watch my Video Diary? Fret not, I’ve turned my commentary videos into audio files for y’all. You can listen right here on this site, on Spotify, or subscribe with your favourite Podcast Client.

Presidential Treatment

I was treated with the same immunotherapy drug that cured President Jimmy Carter. It seems to have worked wonders for the both of us!

What’s been happening recently

Surgeriversary

https://youtu.be/UDRMqGP9eGY Nearly one year ago to this date I had my last surgery - in December 2017. Here's a quick recap of how I felt that day, and a brief summary of how things have progressed over the last twelve...

Dr. Mike Cusnir on Colon Cancer (March 2018)

In this presentation, my oncologist Dr. Mike Cusnir talks about very recent scientific findings about colon cancer: how the disease works, how to prevent it, and how to ultimately cure it. I found this a highly inspirational talk, full of very easy to understand...

Thanksgiving 2018

It's Thanksgiving in the US today. Over here it's probably THE biggest holiday each year, and a real national event. Since the eighties, the US President has pardoned turkeys and made live speeches on TV for many decades. Thanksgiving is an event that's bigger than...

Nobel Prize for Immunotherapy

https://youtu.be/kD9IGzKPBik Earlier this week, on the 1st of October 2018 to be exact, two wonderful people have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology: James Allison and Tasuku Honjo. CONGRATULATIONS! These two men have more or less invented...

That Finger Tingling Thang

Quick health update for September: Remember that Finger Tingling side effect I experienced from my first chemotherapy treatment? The one caused by Oxaliplatin when I touch cold things? It seems that it's back - in a modified and lesser form. I've noticed it since the...

Fit enough to do a job – #result

Exciting news: At the end of July, I spontaneously started a part-time job with Instacart as an in-store shopper. This means I'm spending several hours every week in our local Publix supermarket together with my iPhone, which displays what groceries our customers...

I met the right people
at the right time.

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