In this medical video learn about a man who had stage four colon cancer with a less then 10 percent chance of survival. See how this palm-sized pump saved his life.
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Jennifer Matthews: Jeff Campbell doesn't take time with his wife Julie and daughter Katelyn for granted. Jeff is in remission from stage four colon cancer that spread to his liver. Jeff Campbell: All of the doctors said I would never see 100% remission. None of the doctors were very positive as far as my outlook. Jennifer Matthews: In fact, stage four colon cancer has a mere 8% survival rate, especially when it spreads to the liver. Mark Roh: Up to 60% of patients with colon cancer will develop the disease within their liver at one time or another. Jennifer Matthews: With standard chemotherapy, drugs travel through the entire body. Just 25% of the drug makes it to the liver. Doctors treated Jeff with a pump that sends chemo directly into the liver. Mark Roh: All 100% of that drug will be seen by the tumor in the liver. Jennifer Matthews: The pump is implanted into the abdomen, and it is powered by body heat, it pumping cancer-killing drugs into the liver 24/7 and can stay in for months or years at a time. A recent study shows it significantly increases survival over standard chemotherapy. Mark Roh: If we didn't have this opportunity for him, I don't think he would have survived. I mean, it saved his life. Jennifer Matthews: Nine years later, Jeff is still in remission. Jeff Campbell: I think I'm going to live a normal life just like everybody els. What am I looking forward to? Tomorrow. Jennifer Matthews: He also looks forward to holding his new son who is already well on his way. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.