Thursday, July 5, 2012

From Headache to Lung Cancer in One X-Ray

When we went to the emergency room June 4th, 2012 to treat Steven's migraine the last thing we thought would hear would be he had lung cancer.

They had heard him cough and decided to do a chest x-ray, a test he had had just 2 months prior. What they found was pneumonia caused by a large mass pressing against his bronchial tube.

He was immediately admitted and scheduled for a biopsy the next day. We were told it would be 3-4 days until they knew the results, but the surgeon who saw us after the procedure said he could tell it was cancer and that it was in his lymph nodes. From there more tests would show that it was in his liver.

This is a fast growing, aggressive cancer that responds well to chemo but it will roar it's ugly head again. It is incurable and the life expectancy is said to be about 1 year. Of course nothing is bigger than God, so we will pray for a miracle and treasure each day we have.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Denice. Josh told me about this website and I just wanted to let you all know I'm keeping Steve in my thoughts and pulling for him!

    Wishing you all the best. I'll keep my eye on this blog.

    Brad

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  2. Steve and Denise, We will be coming through in the next couple of weeks.Please message us your phone number on facebook.

    Lots of prayers and Steve I know you will be singing BlackDog again in no time!

    Now GO,GO,GO!!!!!!!!

    Dan and Teresa

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