"This diagnosis has impacted my life tremendously.”
This diagnosis has impacted my life tremendously.
I am still going back in my mind thinking about what could have happened to prevent this second diagnosis. Is it something the doctors DIDN’T do, is it something I was suppose to do OR NOT to do after I was told I was “CANCER FREE”?.... These questions play in my head daily.
I am married with children and grandchildren, and I can’t bear the thought of not being here with them. My PCP asked my husband to inquire from my Oncologist what my prognosis looks like. I told him to not ask that question. If given a timeframe, that would devastate me. I’m still working and living my life the way I did before the diagnosis, but it most certainly is a “new norm.”
- 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.