Colon CancerCaregiving

My Journey As Caregiver in Colon Cancer Begins

Caregiving for a spouse with cancer is a difficult road. Judi Ebbert tells her story as a caregiver to her husband, terminally ill with advanced colon cancer

Bob Simons on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
Bob Simons on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine, enjoying a trip just weeks before being diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. Judi Ebbert
    “I came up with an amazing solution. My ex-husband, a very nice guy who was also named Bob, was retired, so I offered to pay him to take my husband to his chemotherapy appointments.”
    Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

    Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN


    Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.