Friday, May 27, 2011

Dad Update 5 - Good News???

So my Dad had an appointment with his doctors next Tuesday to find out the results of his biopsy and bone marrow test. And is suppose to start Chemo in two weeks on June 9th. Of course this drove me crazy as two weeks is way to long.. it's only been a little over a month and the cancer has gone from nothing to four huge tumors.. .

Well I just got off the phone with my Dad, and we got some encouraging yet cautious news. One of his doctors called him today and asked for him to coming to their office at 3pm. My Dad went and was told that the biopsy showed that he has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and it's more aggressive then they would like (not good news). But there is some good news, we got the results of his bone marrow tests and they are negative for cancer... so it's not in his bone marrow, meaning it's not terminal. So right now it's just located in the lymph nodes in he neck and chest area. Because it's so aggressive they are starting Chemo this Wednesday.. which makes me happy.

So it's not terminal but we really can't celebrate as my Dad is in for a battle. Non-Hodgkin's is not a good cancer to get and it's even worse when it's aggressive like his. But we are hopeful.. they already removed one tumor, which the doctor said looked to be the worse and with Chemo they hope to shrink down the others.

My Dad seemed happy on the phone so that's good.. glad he's keeping a positive attitude.. that will help with the battle he's about to face.

Thanks again everyone for your continued support... hugs


  1. Glad to hear that it's not Terminal and that they are acting on it sooner then expected. All the best to your father in fight against cancer. Let me know if you ever need to talk or anything

  2. So glad to hear a little good news. positive attitude is key. thinking of you.

  3. So glad to get good news, great attitudes all around as well. Spirits up! We'll be here for you Kenny, you've got a lot of support flowing your way, keep up the confidence and hope!