No one wants to hear the words "you have cancer" and I'm no different. It seems to run in our family. My sister Tracy has battled breast cancer, another sister Jenny had Hodgkin's disease and then developed leukemia 11 years later.
I was diagnosed with stage III pancreatic cancer. I'll be treated at Roswell Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. I met with the doctors and nurses and feel confident in the team's recommendations. They want to start with 4 chemotherapy treatments and shrink the tumor to a point that it can surgically removed.
With the support of my daughters, family and friends I am hopeful.
My first treatment will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Thank you for your support and prayers and I'll keep everyone posted!