Join CaringBridge during this most important time of the year. Your support means that we can continue to provide free, secure websites all year long.
3/10/2017 Latest post:
16 hours ago
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.
Five years ago, Mike was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had the kidney and mass removed. He's had regular scans since. He was given the all clear after what we thought would be his last yearly scan at the five year mark only to be told the next week that the radiologist recommended a biopsy of a mass that he had been reporting to Dr Hammontree at Birmingham Urology since 2015.
The biopsy confirmed a recurrence in the kidney bed where the kidney was removed.
Mike had surgery in April 2017 to remove two tumors. We consulted with MD Anderson after the surgery to prepare for the recurrence the oncologist anticipated,
In early November 2017 we were told another mass had developed and was fast growing.