An incredible and uplifting story about how a woman has survived for 13 years after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
ATLANTA — Doctors told Heather Von St. James that she had only 15 months to live when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer.
That was 13 years ago.
“I am an optimist by nature, so being a victim just isn’t my way of doing things,” Von St. James said.
For treatment, she chose a radical surgery known as an extrapleural pneumonectomy.