One step ahead of the sheriff
July 11, 2022
Author: Dan Henry Dan Henry
In December of 2019 after my colonoscopy I received that call indicating that after reading the requested CT scan it was determined that I had appendeceal cancer which had metastasized to the peritoneum.
I was 70 years old and fairly healthy ( well maybe. A little overweight). I was terrified and didn’t know where to turn. After much research and through a brother of a friend( a cancer researcher) I k ew I needed a specialist in this rare disease. Thankfully I live near New York and was able to find a surgical oncologist with much experience with this disease.
I started with chemo on preparation for surgery in December, 2020. We went ahead with surgery and after 2.5 hours it was decided not to proceed with cytoreduction/ Hipec surgery due to quality of life issues. The nickname for this surgery is MOAS or mother of all surgeries.
About 6 weeks after surgery I started on chemo. I have been on two different chemo concoctions. So here we are 20 months after surgery being kept alive
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