Local Woman Wins Her Battle With Cancer

By WEEK Producer

April 4, 2011 Updated Apr 4, 2011 at 7:25 PM CDT

Almost 2 years ago, Lori Shutt discovered she had rectal cancer.
Shutt says the most important thing a person can do is listen to their body.
If you feel that something is wrong, see your Doctor.
She is now cancer free, but says she had to endure a lot of pain to get there.
Shutt suffered burns from radiation treatments that she says were 10 times more painful than a sunburn.
The grandmother says family and friends really helped her manage the pain.

"You will get through it. It's not easy. There were days that I wanted to give up but I kept thinking you know, what's important to me and that's what got me there. My family is important to me, I want to see my grandkids grow up. You just got to fight - you have to fight," says Shutt.

Early detection and talking candidly to her doctor helped save Shutt's life.
Get your questions answered about treatment options and facing a cancer diagnosis with courage and calm when you watch tonight's Docs on Call.

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