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Hung Tran-Le (Kim's husband)
Hope for Hung
Jun 6, 2017 Latest post:
Dec 8, 2018
Thank you for visiting and for wanting to keep in touch with Hung's progress. For those of you who don't know, the lives of the whole Tran-Le family were changed in May 2017 when Hung was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to spots in the brain and bone (spine). In the last year Hung has completed several different kinds of treatments including chemo and radiation, as well as a round of treatment with some very new drugs (the kind used to treat Jimmy Carter's cancer) all to mixed results. The first treatments weren’t quite as good as we’d hoped, but the immediate results from the new drugs were very promising. In early November it appeared that the bone and brain cancer were essentially gone and the lung cancer had shrunk. Unfortunately only a month later we discovered that new tumors had formed in the brain. We were very nervous, but Hung successfully underwent a CyberKnife treatment to remove those tumors at the end December. He continued into 2018 with various different chemo treatments.
In May 2018, a year since his diagnosis, Hung continues to fight. The brain cancer is currently in abeyance, but the lung cancer continues to be a strong enemy to fight. The most recent chemo treatment has caused severe side affects, leading to a septic infection that requires eight weeks of antibiotics, during which time no further chemo or radiation treatment is possible. Our commitment is to get Hung over this infection and make plans for next steps.
We have learned a lot as we continue on this medical journey. We’ve been reminded of the importance of loving each other every day and the joy of being surrounded by friends. We’ve learned about insurance, paperwork, and bureaucracy. And we’ve learned about how much it costs to engage in this fight. We have set up a donation portal for anyone who would like to assist in our plan to get Hung well, please click on the ways to help and then click GOFUNDME.