Dec 11, 2021 Latest post:
Feb 21, 2022
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Dick was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung cancer 12/31/2019. He retired from Anesthesia upon diagnosis.His type of Lung Cancer is Non Small Cell Adnocarcinoma. Non smokers get this type of cancer most frequently. He has a genetic EGFR mutation driving his Cancer. This meant he was able to take a pill rather than Chemotherapy. The treatment has kept the Cancer from advancing for the past 2 years. . Unfortunately in Sept the Cancer started advancing in his brain and slightly in the Lung once again and he has had significant changes in his balance and memory. He has started on a Cancer treatment that is a new application of a Cancer drug in Lung Cancer patients with his mutation.. His Oncologist will be monitoring him closely and we are hopeful that things will stabilize. The entire family will be home for Christmas this year. We will be updating as things as we determine how he is responding to the new Treatment. Thank you for your support and encouragement! It means a lot to us!