Steven Aja Steven’s Health Updates

First post: Oct 24, 2022 Latest post: Sep 28, 2023
Hello everyone and welcome to our CaringBridge in order to keep you all updated on Steven’s health. Steven has always been very healthy, and no issues were ever found when he went to the doctor each year. Steven started feeling sick in the beginning of October, just with fever and cold systems, saying his stomach hurt. We took him to the hospital the weekend of October 21 as he had been sick for about 3 weeks and it just was not normal.
The doctors did originally think that it was colon cancer, but upon a very invasive surgery through his abdomen they found tons of cancer tumors all throughout his abdomen. They then were able to identify it as Invasive adenocarcinoma goblet cell with peritoneal carcinomatosis, a very rare form of appendix cancer. It does not have many studies or research done on it.
Steven will start chemotherapy on Monday, November 7. He is doing the strongest form of chemotherapy possible, but it is going to affect his body severely. He will be going to Emory in Atlanta on Thursday, November 17 to get a second opinion on steps moving forward.
We appreciate all of your love and thoughts during this time. Please keep in mind that Steven will be very immuno-compromised while doing chemotherapy, therefore, we appreciate your love and prayers from afar in order to ensure he is safe and healthy during this time.
Steven is being so strong and we are hoping for the best possible. We love all of you and thank you for your emotional support during this time ❤️❤️