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Hi Anonymous,
I can truly relate to your concern and fears. I was diagnosed with a rare form of a neuroblastoma, which at the time of diagnosis in November 2007, had spread from my nasal passages up the olfactory nerve to end as a mass the size of a softball on the frontal lobe of my brain.The malignant cancer spread to my right parotid gland and into 11 lymph nodes on both sides of my neck.

I have a strong family history of cancer, but not of this type of cancer.

In the last 4 years, I have had 3 major surgeries to remove the tumor masses, 2 intense courses of chemotherapy and three 7 week courses of radiation therapy. Over the 4 year period, I have been seen by 3 neurosurgeons and 3 ENT specialists/surgeons.

By God's good grace, finding the right physicians, my determination to beat the cancer and the power of prayer, the cancer has been in remission since September 2010.

My honest advice to you is no one knows if the cancer will return after surgery (and subsequent treatment if recommended). But with intervention, the prognosis is good. So much is known and still being discovered and tried in the field of cancer treatment, especially the treatment of breast cancer.

Keep a strong positive attitude. Have a focus goal, for me, it was my three children. I had to live for them. That goal helped me soldier on when the treatments seemed worse than the cancer.

As so many others, friends, family and strangers, kept me in their prayers, I will keep you in my prayers.


October 31, 2011 - 5:31am


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