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May 10, 2018 Latest post:
May 10, 2018
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The Big Picture: I have a high-grade, poorly differentiated, nuero endochrine tumor (which is not very common). We discovered this in mid-November 2017. I fainted briefly while at home making breakfast for me and Patty. We went to the hopsital, they ran tests and they didn't see anything wrong with heart or brain, but said I have anemia, and I should get a colonoscopy. My primary care doctor helped me get in much sooner than I could have on my own for the colonoscopy procedure. They found a growth and it tested positive for cancer. It was a large tumor and pushed (metastasized) to my liver. I had surgery in December to remove the tumor from my colon, and now I am doing chemotherapy to try and attack the part that spread to my liver. And with chemo, comes hair loss- so for now, bald as an eagle!