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Jim and Susan have had an exciting and busy summer with traveling, camping, gardening, and visiting friend. Four months ago Susan had developed leg and back pain. The doctors originally saw her leg pain as an issue with her IT band, as she had recently injured her leg. In late July, Susan, Jim and Sara went camping in Chambers lake. Susan began to develop a persistent cough and her leg/back pain grew. Once returning from the trip, Susan saw a doctor who diagnosed her with Anomia. The antibiotics were not helping with her symptoms, so she was taken to the doctors. After completing an MRI, the doctors have determined she has non-small cell lung cancer. The doctors ran tests and have informed us that her cancer is caused by a gene mutation, called ALK. Thankfully, there is only 5% of people with this kind of lung cancer. It is easier to treat. Radiation has been done to reduce the size of the tumors and she has begun an oral medication treatment called "Alectinib".