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In 2012 I had my left kidney removed due to a mass which was believed to be renal cell cancer. Upon pathology, it was discovered it was something more rare: squamous cell carcinoma. This is the fourth most common form of kidney cancer, which means it is very uncommon. It was believed at the time that "they got it all," and I have enjoyed four and a half years of being cancer-free.
In the fall of 2016, some rib discomfort I had been experiencing got worse to the point of my seeking chiropractic care. After six months of treatment, I was only getting worse, so he ordered an MRI. It turned our my cancer has metastasized to my spine and rib.