Today I was put in touch with a person (I won't say his name without asking) who had Stage IV diagnosed in 1998 and today is free and clear. The amazing thing is he beat the cancer without surgery, just "plain old chemo". Hours after hearing from him I'm still floored by his recovery.
If you have cancer, tell as many people as possible as you never know where your inspiration will come from.
UPDATE: Turns out surgery was involved in this instance. Still always great to hear of another cancer survivor.