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Saying No to Chemo!

It comes from nowhere, like the proverbial thief in the night sneaking up silently behind you to steal your life. Perhaps a better analogy is an earthquake, but only if you were trapped in the rubble, unable to climb out. It hits unexpectedly and leaves you to figure out how to survive. In a split second, everything changes. EVERYTHING changes the moment you’re told you have cancer. Once the shock wears off, if you’re like me, you get to work. In my case, the barrage of tests was supplemented with an avalanche of articles about each new term that was [...]

My Decision Is…

After meeting with the oncologist, Dr. Mudad, last week I said that I'd make a decision regarding chemotherapy today. So my decision is... that I'm getting another opinion first. You may recall that the first opinion I got was less than credible, so I'm discounting everything I heard from that doctor. Although I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Mudad, he can't definitively say whether or not he'd recommend chemo for a family member with the same issues. As I said, it's not rare, but my case is unusual. So we're getting one more opinion! I have an appointment on Thursday [...]

9-21-16 To Chemo or Not – That is the Question

I've found my oncologist! Yesterday, we met with Dr. Raja Mudad, who treats patients with lung cancer at Sylvester Cancer Center at UM. He was present at the tumor board conference where my surgeon, Dr. Dao Nguyen presented my case Thursday afternoon. After all of this, the one thing we still know for sure is that my case is unusual and somewhat confusing. That it's confusing to me is an understatement. It caused the other oncologist we met with, a very highly respected and credible doctor, to contradict himself when David and I saw him last week, making me uncomfortable about putting my [...]