David Stuefen

First post: Sep 20, 2022 Latest post: Nov 3, 2022
I found out in Aug 2022 I may have cancer and was confirmed in Sept. after a referral to a biopsy with a surgeon and the results with an MRI showed I have stage 3 anal cancer. I am being treated now for the tumor that is growing as well as lymph nodes which are cancerous by a radiation oncologist and medical oncologist here in Palm Springs, CA. My treatment is pending my insurance to get started but will likely begin in Oct. 2022 and last around 6 1/2 weeks 5 days a week with targeted radiation and chemotherapy. I will be off of work per my oncologist's orders through January 2023. My partner Trent is doing his best to support me through this both emotionally and financially. We created this page on Caring Bridge to more effectively share the progress of my cancer treatment which is thankfully treatable. We remain optimistic the tumor will shrink and I'll be cancer free at the end of treatment and my 30 to 45 day recovery. It will hard and difficult emotionally and physically but I am up to the battle.  Any words of encouragement or support you can provide would be appreciated. We have a Go Fund me set up attached to this page as well with Shipt in the Way to Help section on this site for when we need help in those ways of financial support or other goods or services and appreciate the amazing support already providing by so many wonderful family friends. Thank you very much!