“Cancer writers need to be more aware to avoid making sweeping generalizations.”
I was diagnosed with incurable Stage IV Gleason 9 prostate cancer de novo in 2015. I had a RALRP and later went on ADT, but, last year became refractory. Now, on top of dealing with that, I’ve been diagnosed with Medication-Related OsteoNecrosis of the Jaw because of the bone strengthener I was given for only two years.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to put my affairs in order and to spend time with my new granddaughters, and other loved ones. I have read so much information on prostate cancer that has zero relevance to my situation. Luckily, I’m conversant with medical terms and, most of the time, can decipher what doesn’t apply to me. Cancer writers need to be more aware to avoid making sweeping generalizations.
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“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.