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Feb 1, 2018 Latest post:
Mar 12, 2018
Hi Family and Friends! This is Katelyn and I’ll be using this site to keep everyone updated on Justin’s health. A little background history on Justin that some don’t know is that in October of 2015 he had Testicular cancer. He had surgery to remove the effected area and at the time we were told that he was good. No chemo or radiation was required at that time. Justin has gone to every scan and x-ray they’ve ordered for him and kept all of his appointments. Thank God for them because his last CT showed two areas that were concerning. His Urologist sent him to an Oncologist at TN Oncology that week. The Oncologist sent him for a PET scan the following week. Dr Hemphill at TN Oncology sits on a tumor board and the day after Justin’s PET scan the tumor board met and Dr Hemphill presented Justin’s case. God is good! Justin’s Endocrinologist also sits in that board :) We went back that Friday to meet with Hemphill to find out what the results of the PET scan were and what the plan was. We were told that the one spot on his liver wasn’t anything to worry about but that the lymph node in his back they were watching showed up very hot on the PET scan. Dr Hemphill with the advice of the tumor board decided to send Justin for a biopsy of the lymph node, another ultra sound of the liver(to triple check), and to have a chemo port put in. We were told that if the biopsy shows it’s cancer he will begin chemo Feb 5. If it’s not cancer the Urologist, Dr Belsante, will go in and surgically remove the whole lymph node so they can figure out what it really is. Removing the lymph node if it is cancer is not an option because they don’t want to open him up and let the air hit it and risk it spreading. Thank you for all the love and sweet words you’ve sent our way in the last week and most importantly thank you for fighting for us through prayer! See the Journal updates for more info!