Topic: Story From Best Friends Dad

I went to meet my best friend from high school's parents today. Her dad was an oncologist and my mom arranged for us to talk. When I made the comment about how my cc might have returned and that it was pretty predictable that it did, he was quick to disagree. He knows someone who was diagnosed in their mid to late fifties, got treatment, and is now 5 (almost 6) years past diagnosis with no reoccurance. We come from a small town so he has no other experiences to share, but that one.

I thought I would pass that along for others. I remember when I first had my resection and how everything I read was so depressing. I wish this little story will give us all hope-but especially the newbies who think there is no hope--that is just not true.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Story From Best Friends Dad

Kris,
  Do you know if this individual had a resection or other treatment? Good luck with your Dr. viits here in the US. I would check out Duke if you are able. It is one of the top rated hospitals and I tend to feel Universities give you the best options.They work as a team and are doing the most progressive research and treatments. Best wishes and enjoy yourself as much as you can!  Mary

Re: Story From Best Friends Dad

Mary,
From what my friends father said, I think she had both. If I can remember, I will ask my mom to get the full story next time she sees him.\

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope