The Man Who Lost His Hip to Cancer and Crossed the Marathon Finish Line Anyway

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Colin Jackson explains how he was able to complete a marathon even after cancer treatments that called for surgical removal of part of his femur, hip and surrounding muscle.

After suffering an attack by a stranger one night that led to a broken ankle, Colin Jackson experienced severe nerve pain in his leg. Even after ankle surgery, he was still experiencing the pain. His doctors told him it was an overuse injury, due to the fact that he was an avid runner. However, a scan of his leg finally revealed the truth: Jackson had grade 3 chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer.

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, Jackson opens up about coping with the surgical removal of part of his femur, hip and surrounding muscle, and how he went on to complete another marathon anyway.

“Losing your hip and your femur, being told you can't run again, hey but I was still going to have my leg, right?” said Jackson. “I was still going to have my life. Getting told you have cancer is one thing. It’s just the fear of the unknown that's the scary part.”

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