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1/27/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement and especially your prayers. There is Power in prayer. Thank you for visiting.
In July 2016, Marty was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He has gone through six chemo treatments, and also four separate chemo treatments in his spinal column, each three weeks apart starting on August 9th at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. His last treatment was on November 22nd, 2016. On December 20th 2016 his PET scan revealed he was 98% cancer free. We were elated at how well his cancer cocktail (RCHOP) had worked for him. Our doctor felt that he would be a good candidate for an autologous stem cell transplant because of the fact his initial diagnosis was stage four, aggressive and also high-risk. This is a very aggressive 5 to 6 week treatment but also a cure. On January 5th we started the initial testing required in order to start the process.