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In the summer of 2016, I began a regimen of cycling and weight lifting. Things were going very well, but by the end of the summer, I was extremely sore in my right shoulder and left hip. After several doctor visits, I was informed that I had a fractured left femur that would require surgery and was referred to a surgeon in Denver, CO. The doctor ended up doing a partial hip replacement but more importantly, found a malignant tumor in my left hip. Further research, determined the cause was kidney cancer. In fact, I had tumors on both kidneys and it had spread to my hip and clavicle which also was fractured. Currently, we are being treated at UC Health Center with chemotherapy drugs to see if I respond to the medication. If so, I will be scheduled for surgery to remove the tumors and begin a process of living cancer free. For me, this probably means I will be on medication for the rest of my life, but at least I will not have cancer cells in my body. The plan is to go through three rounds of chemotherapy and then I will be evaluated in the Fall. Thanks to God's grace, I have been spared a lot of the typical side affects of chemotherapy but additional prayers that I would respond to the medication would be appreciated.