Michael Whetsell Michael Whetsell

First post: Oct 10, 2017 Latest post: Dec 26, 2017

In September, as we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary, we learned that Michael was diagnosed with Stage 2 B Testicular Cancer.  After the initial shock and worry, we have decided to take on this challenge as a journey together.  Along with our family and friends, we know that we have had many steps and will have many more.  

This type of cancer has a 95% curability rate within 10 years.  We are lucky that we have a great team of doctors who quickly operated on him to remove the cancerous mass.  The cancer did spread to a lymph node and he does have to have chemo.  Michael's chemotherapy treatments begin on Monday, Oct. 23.  He will have three rounds of chemo (for a total of 9 weeks).  

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