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On December 24, 2019, Bob was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer.
Bob Boscamp! A guy who never smoked, has hiked the Grand Canyon from rim-to-rim (twice in the last 3 years), takes 30-mile mountain bike rides, and goes to the gym (almost every day) for fun! Less than four months ago, in September, he hiked Mount Baldy in eastern Arizona (elevation 11,420 ft). His only symptom of the disease was back pain that started in October, two months before the diagnosis. Because he’s so active, everyone thought it was strained back muscles, and he was treated with physical therapy. When the pain only became worse after physical therapy, the doctor finally ordered an MRI. But it wasn’t an ‘expedited’ order and by December 23, the pain was too much to wait two weeks for insurance approval. So Bob took himself to the ER for an MRI (and brought his gym bag in case the ER wait time was so long that he could go to the gym first). After the MRI, we got a call that he was being admitted to the hospital. His spine was “lit up” with lesions from his neck to his lumbar. Further testing revealed cancer throughout the spine, including fractures in multiple vertebrae, and tumors in the liver, center lymph node, rib, pelvis, and lung. A liver biopsy confirmed cancer that most likely originated in the lung.
Please pray for us as we start on this journey. Thank you for using this site to stay updated on Bob's progress. Hugs, Janice and Family