Russ Blackney

First post: Sep 24, 2018 Latest post: Oct 25, 2018

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On Saturday, Aug 18, 2018, Russ Sierra and myself went to see our family doctor after hours. Our doctor told us Russ had a tumor in his left lung in the region around his heart and it is between the size golf ball and a tennis ball. It also incased some arteries and a major brochyal tube. it is putting pressure on his heart and lung.  A few days later I took him to the hospital with chest pains. He was immitted for about 4 -5 days. On Friday, Aug 24, 2018 he had a biopsy done. Then Monday, Aug 27,2018 we received the confirmation call he has Non small lung cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinomas).   

The weeks that followed he was in the hospital one more time and doctor appointments with the oncologists.  The oncologists discussed treatment options.