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9/11/2016 Latest post:
Tony was diagnosed at OHSU with stage 2 Ewing Sarcoma which is a rare form of cancer. The tumor is in the right forearm of his ulna bone and extending into the soft tissue. The cancer is considered localized which is good news but it is also very aggressive and fast growing therefore the treatment for this cancer is extremely aggressive. It requires hospitalization two times a month for high risk chemotherapy. He has a three day hospitalization followed by a 5 day hospitalization 12 days later. This cycle will continue until late November when they will order more imaging to determine how the cancer has responded to treatment. Tony will undergo surgery for removal of the tumor and his ulna bone which they intend to replace with a cadaver bone. After surgery he will resume the chemotherapy cycles until the end of March. Due to the severity of the treatment for this cancer, Tony will no longer be able to work for at least a year. The doctors intend to cure this cancer with his treatment plan. We know that the next year will be difficult but are hopeful that he will be cured. The support of our friends and family means the world to us. I hope that this site will help us keep you informed of how Tony is doing. Please feel free to call us, message us, or email us.