KUSA - This month, Joyce Brown is celebrating her 76th birthday, a milestone she worried two years ago she may not reach.
In February 2014, Brown, a mother of five and grandmother of eight, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.
“I was shocked when I learned I had cancer, I was scared” Brown said. “There is still so much I want to do. I want to travel more and see my grandkids grow.”
Soon after her diagnosis, Brown had surgery to remove the tumors and began chemotherapy treatments. In the early stages of chemo, the standard treatment was working to fight the cancer.
But months later, doctors noticed the cancer cells in Brown’s body were overpowering the chemotherapy.