Chris Tuckner

First post: Mar 23, 2021 Latest post: Mar 28, 2023
Chris has already beat kidney cancer and brain cancer.  2 amazing feats by any measure.  A few weeks ago Chris had to go to the ER due to persistent pain in his lower back in the general area where his kidney was removed years ago.  Initial tests revealed a mass on his adrenal gland located in the area that was causing the pain.  Additional tests were performed and the results were not good.  The tumor on the adrenal gland was cancerous and cancer had spread into 2 lymph nodes.  Doctors identified the cancer as Stage 4 and declared it is inoperable.

The one treatment option available includes a combination of drugs called Opdivo and Yervoy.  The drugs are taken intravenously with the hope that they will shrink the tumors and stop the spread of the cancer.  Treatments last 3-4 hours each and they are spread out over 3 months.  Doctors will reevaluate everything at that point.