I had a similar experience. After Jim passed I was talking to a friend who's brother passed away several years earlier. He was only in his 50's and had also died very quickly without much warning. As we talked & I explained what Jim had & our expereinces, she thought it all sounded very familiar. After talking to other family members, and checking the death certificate, she realized that his cancer was CC. (interesting side note, he spent time in Asian countries with the USO when he was young) I gave her a bracelet and she is going to ordered them for everyone in the family. I also have a friend who is a doctor who has had 2 patients die from CC (I gave him some pamphlets) and a women who came into the shop who told me her husband who is in his 70's had CC & is cured. She was so confident, but that statement truely made me sad as we all know that CC is so unpredictable & can re-enter our lives so quickly. I hope she is right & as Lainy always says, "attitude is everything"! I told her about this site & hope if the cancer returns she comes here for help & support.
Even tho' this cancer is relatively rare in the US, it truely has touched many more than we realize. It really is a small world, isn't it? Yes Lainy, it is sad that our little group has become so popular.
"One Day At A Time"
All of my comments and suggestions are just my opinions and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers.