Rick LaGrotta

First post: Jan 22, 2021 Latest post: Mar 4, 2021
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Just after Christmas (2020) Rick was diagnosed with cancer in a lymph node on the right side of his neck. We have been to specialists at both Barnes and SLU. Thankfully, they agreed on the diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis. His prognosis is very good however, the surgery will be extensive (removal of a portion of the back of his tongue, the original site of cancer then, removal of all lymph nodes on both sides of his neck) and will be followed by radiation.

We are still in the process of deciding on which hospital and team to go with. PLEASE remember him in your prayers. Thank you.