Riley Castro was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer when she was 24 years old and 17 weeks pregnant. She went through 4 rounds of chemotherapy and exploratory surgery while pregnant. Riley delivered a healthy baby girl 5 weeks early and then completed 9 more rounds of a more intense chemotherapy. After having major surgery she was declared N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) on February 26th 2016. She is currently getting CT scans every 3 months.
During our interview we talk about the circumstances behind her diagnosis along with her diagnosis and treatment.
Riley talks about the importance of having a support system while undergoing treatment for colon cancer.