Cancer Survivor Conquers Everest

After beating a brain tumor, 27 year old Justin Anderson is among 20 other cancer survivors attempting to climb Mount Everest. The trip is meant to show the metaphor used by many cancer patients, climbing a mountain.

The trip is funded and arranged through a Radiation Oncologist from the Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines. The goal of the trek is to allow for people in Anderson's position to explore how catastrophes such as cancer can enhance one's outlook on life.

After going into the doctor to have some mysterious headaches checked out, Anderson was told he had a malignant brain tumor the size of a walnut in his head. Through early detection and neurosurgery, the tumor is now completely gone.

Anderson will leave for Nepal in the beginning of April but plans to blog about his entire experience while there.


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