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Aug 12, 2022
Written by Mario's daughter, Maria Wenger: I'm writing this on June 24, 2022. About ten days ago Mario went to an oral surgeon in Elkhart to get some tissue on the bottom of his tongue biopsied. Today we returned there to find out the results. As we feared, it is indeed cancer. While that diagnosis is always scary, there are some things to be grateful for. He will be referred to the Goshen Cancer Care Center, in which we have great faith and have had previous very good experiences. That team will conduct tests to determine if the cancer is localized in that spot or has spread. Then we will, with their guidance, determine a treatment plan. The oral surgeon, which not an oncologist himself, feels hopeful about the prognosis, as the cancer in that spot seems not to be deep and has not wrapped itself around the blood vessels, both of which would make things more complicated and serious. That being said, you just never know with cancer, so we are cautiously optimistic. As Mario has often said, he is seeking a good quality of life, but not necessarily a longer life. Feel free to contact me with questions. Maria: firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-435-1536.