Patrick Turner

First post: Dec 19, 2018 Latest post: Jan 9, 2021

This is George writing on Patrick's behalf. Just before we left for our annual St. Barts stint Patrick was diagnosed with emphysema and lung cancer including a small 3.4 cm mass on the anterior of his lung. Anterior is good because it makes the tumor more accessible to laproscopic surgery.  We scrambled to see both a cardiologist and pulmonologist before proceeding on the trip. Good news is that we went and had a wonderful, peaceful visit. A biopsy and subsequent tests could not be arranged until this week anyway.  The latest info is that he has NSCLC (non small-cell lung cancer) of the squamous variety. He'll see an oncologist, ideally this week, who will stage it and determine the best path of treatment. Good News - No brain involvement (where lung cells often travel). It is also good news to be non small-cell.  We'll keep you posted as we learn more...

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