Ken Allen Ken Allen

First post: Aug 24, 2018 Latest post: Sep 26, 2019

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In June of 2018 after several months of not feeling well (and being diagnosed with sinus and upper respiratory issues) Ken asked for and received a CT scan. The results of the CT scan showed a mass on his lung. The eventual diagnosis was Stage 4 Lung Cancer. This diagnosis was especially confusing as Ken has never been a smoker. The biopsy revealed the official diagnosis of Adenocarcinoma NSCLC. As we are aware, this can be a devastating diagnosis.

Texas Oncology was far from encouraging so LaNelle reached out to Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA).

Within 8 days we traveled to Phoenix Arizona for a second opinion and biopsy results as well as treatment options.
After bone/pet/brain/abdominal ct/ and blood work, the doctors have further narrowed his diagnosis to ALK rearrangement gene mutation. Only approximately 2% of those diagnosed with Lung Cancer have this particular diagnosis. (About 45,000 world-wide) We KNEW he was special!

This is Ken Allen's Journey (fight)

For those that have asked I would like to include his gofundme site
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