Steve’s Story

Site created on October 30, 2017

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Steve has been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer, Stage 4. PET scan confirmed mid/lower esophagus, upper stomach and nodes in both lungs. He begins palliative treatment immediately.  Will repeat PET scan in 3 months to determine how responding to treatment.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Caroline Branch

Hope this finds everyone well. We're enjoying our spring - my climbing rose bush I planted when we first moved in finally burst with blooms!! Azaleas are next!!!

Steve's latest results came in recently and he continues to hold steady. Everyone continues to be surprised at how well he looks. He amazes his doctor, she says he has good bone marrow. Said it's been a long time since she's had a patient able to maintain his treatment for 1.5 years and counting...

They're sending him to a cardiologist to evaluate heart function after a year on the Hercepton. He's not experiencing any heart issues, continues to keep on keeping on.

One day at a time...

Love, Caroline

"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
- Bertrand Russell
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