"I have lived with this disease on and off for almost 20 years, and, honestly, I’m sick of it.”
I was first diagnosed with stage 2 on my birthday in 1998. In 2010, it came back in my left lung, in 2014, went to the bone, in 2017 to the liver. I have lived with this disease on and off for almost 20 years, and, honestly, I’m sick of it. There needs to be a cure. No more excuses.
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
“Mr. Marcus, you have kidney, lung, and brain cancer. Stage 4. We are going to monitor you for the next 24 hours but there is not much we can do for you here. You need to go home and start making arrangements. At most, you have two years to live.”
I had a red circle on the right side of my breast, and I had lost twenty pounds despite the fact that I was not on a diet. When I went to the doctor their tests couldn’t find anything wrong, so I told them to check out this red spot.
My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). He had a total left nephrectomy on our 35th wedding Anniversary on Sept. 10, 2012. At that time there was no treatment that was available.