Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fragility of Life



I learned yesterday that a close family member's cancer has returned. This person is monitored closely and just last month received the coveted NED-No Evidence of Disease. But NED sadly isn't the same as No Cancer at ALL as some people think. No doctor can ever tell you that, just that they can't see it.

So the treatment for the recurrence will be much more brutal than the first, which was awful enough. Plus there are some underlying medical conditions unrelated to cancer than will postpone the treatment. They will clear up. Still there is some hope.
I had thought that enough time had gone by that this person against all odds, was in the clear. But no. I will research as much as I can. Unlike BC, this cancer is relatively rare and thus not studied as much.

1 comment:

livingbeyondbc said...

Thinking of your family and hoping for the best...

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