John Hilgar

First post: Nov 5, 2016 Latest post: Nov 18, 2017
Hello there, Welcome to our Caring Bridge website. Therese and I  will be using it to provide family and friends updates on our journey..  Thank you for visiting.  

As you know, I was I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer which has spread to my brain and other parts of my body, in mid-August.  
The brain lesions were treated with radiation in September.  
After a barrage of testing  and re-testing the details of biopsies, and getting 5 opinions from some of the top thoracic oncologists in the northeast, we got some good news today (10/27/16.) 
I will not be receiving "chemo" for my initial treatment. Instead I wil be staring a new Immuno-therapy drug has recently been approved for" front line" treatment. Though not without risk, has shown much better results and significantly less  severe side effects than the standard chemo treatment , 

I FINALLY begin treatment next week.

Just so everyone knows, we plan on beating this thing and will do whatever it takes to win this battle.

Again, We appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers and will try to keep you up to date. 

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