Michael Milton was diagnosed with Oesophageal Cancer on Friday 6 July 2007.
It was a huge shock to Michael and his family and the initial prognosis was
not good. With a 35% survival rate, Oesophagael Cancer in one of the
Michael received chemotherapy and radiotherapy in July/August and had
radical surgery in September 2007. The results were extremely positive and,
although he wont be officially cancer-free until the five year mark,
Michael is now in remission.
In July 2012 Michael celebrated five years since his diagnosis and also
thirty years since his first cancer diagnosis as a nine year old. Friends
and family came to Canberra for a big party.
His recovery continues. He is often unwell and fatigue is still a problem
but he is generally in reasonable health. He continues to challenge himself
physically in the hope that continuing fitness will keep the cancer at bay.
Photo: Michael leaves the hospital in Canberra after his last radiation
session in August 2007.