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Cancer Journey Update Feb 2017

Well it has been too long since my last update. A lot has changed since then so I will bring mc-boeing-ctr-for-excellence-8colyou up to date. I had been receiving treatment for stage 4 kidney cancer at Cancer Treatments Centers of America in Phoenix (CTCA). As of December of 2016 my wife and I decided to change treatment centers to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. We had been thinking of changing care facilities for several months prior to making the change.

CTCA was a great place for cancer care for my first two years of treatment. However, this last year we noticed that the changes management was instituting were not positive to my overall care.

My new oncologist is an expert in the area of kindey cancer and runs the clinical trials at Mayo Clinic Phoenix. He ordered a battery of new scans and blood tests to get a baseline to start my treatment. I had never had a CT scan using contrast before. I finally received a CT scan with the contrast and it proved most valuable in determining what was going on in my body. It showed that the cancer was more widespread than previously thought. It has now invaded my lungs, liver, lymph nodes, and left kidney.

I have been given a new targeted therapy drug to attempt to combat the cancer. It is called, Cabometyx.  It was approved by the FDA recently and has had good success in clinical trials. This drug is now my 5th line of treatment. My oncologist has told my wife and I that if this doesn’t slow down or shrink the tumors my survival will be spoken of in terms of months.  However, we are trusting in Christ our Lord for complete healing of this disease. I thank all of you for your continued prayers and support.

I recently had an MRI on my brain. I had been experiencing headaches and they wanted to make sure the tumors hadn’t spread to the brain. Praise the Lord!  There was no evidence of tumors in the brain. The LORD is definitely at work here.

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Every Breath I Take

lifecoaches_breatheI am so grateful now for every breath I am allowed to take. With some very aggressive tumor masses in my right lung, breathing these past few weeks has not been easy. But, I can see some progress from the previous two bronchoscopies done last week. Today, I was able to walk from my home to Cancer Treatment Centers of America with very little breathing discomfort. While I may walk slower these days, at least I can still keep walking. I am still living and breathing to fight another day over this cancer. Thank You Lord Jesus for your continued healing over this stage 4 kidney cancer in my lungs.

This upcoming week my oncology team is planning on giving me a single blast of radiation to the problem area in hopes of slowing down or shrinking the tumor mass in my right lung.

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