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"It's Treatable But Not Curable": Coffey Anderson And His Wife Criscilla Emotionally Talk About Her Colon Cancer

Date November 20, 2019 14:30

Country singer Coffey Anderson's wife Criscilla is currently battling stage 4 colon cancer. For some time, she couldn't eat any solid foods and hold down liquids, and she, therefore, had to undergo extensive surgery to remove two feet of her colon.

Criscilla Anderson now requires a colostomy bag while she is slowly healing. Having her husband by her side in such challenging times helps her a lot, as he is always beside her throughout the entire process.

Coffey Anderson's wife's cancer

Coffey Anderson's family is going under tremendous times regarding his wife's cancer diagnosis. The couple candidly talked to PEOPLE about the disease and bravely opened up about health problems.

The country singer is known for looking at the positive side of every story, but when doctors said they don't think his wife's cancer is "it's treatable but not curable," he broke down in tears. Criscilla said:

He never lets me see it [crying]. He just tries to keep smiling.

Coffey added to the story:

When you say that you will be there for each other through thick and thin and through sickness and health, you have to mean it. There are a lot of moments that you can never prepare for. I mean, I never thought I would be helping Criscilla brush her teeth or get to the bathroom in the middle of the night. But we are willing to do it for each other. Each of us are giving 100 percent.

At first, the dancer was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer but after a brief remission earlier in 2019, things have gotten worse — stage 3 turned into stage 4.

The cancer has spread throughout my para-aortic region and has begun growing up my back. My ultimate goal is to be in remission and have it not be chronic but be in a situation where it can be completely healed. The ideal, if that cannot happen, would be to keep it maintained and have it not spread any further for the rest of my life.

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Criscilla Anderson is about to begin three months of chemotherapy at City of Hope National Medical Center in California. She will also spend much time with a holistic doctor in Houston, who is helping the mother-of-three make some necessary changes to her diet and her mental state.

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