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David’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.David had a lump appear on the side of his neck in 2009.  He had a fine needle biopsy and it was found inconclusive.  It was suggested he have it removed, but he didn't have health insurance so he took the wait and see approach.  After his marriage in May 2012 he decided to have it removed.  The ENT told him it would not be cancer because if it were he would be dead.  On July 26,  2012 he had it removed.  It was the size of a baseball and squamous cell carcinoma.  Then the fun began.

While getting treatment for Oropharyngeal Cancer, we noticed David was having many complications not expected of his cancer. We finally found out why when he went to the ER on November 23, 2012 and found out in addition to his head and neck cancer he also has Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia a very rare aggressive cancer. As of today we have been in the hospital for 20 days.