When you’re living with metastatic cancer, especially as a parent of school-age children, you live a jarring double life.
Published Nov. 22, 2019, CURE Today Click here to read the article on the magazine website By Trevor Maxwell What does colorectal cancer look like up close, in person? It’s a proud mother and wife from Kansas City who just went through her 83rd chemo session and who is determined to watch her son swimContinue reading “Finding my people in COLONTOWN”
Got the results today from my abdominal MRI and chest CT. Not what we were hoping for. The single metastasis in my liver has increased in size, from 1.5 cm to 2.1. I’m only 12 weeks into my new treatment, immunotherapy drugs, so it’s hard to say whether the therapy is working or not. HereContinue reading “Scan results: It’s complicated”
Today, I’m nervous. My stomach is unsettled, a familiar low-level nausea that kills my appetite and makes it uncomfortable to move around. Then, when I think about what’s coming up, the anxiety rises through my chest and into my throat. My scans tomorrow — an MRI for my liver and abdomen, and a CT forContinue reading “The nightmares in our cancer closets”
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/story/2019-11-07/colontown-connects-cancer-patients-for-support-education By TREVOR MAXWELL I never met Dr. Tom Marsilje. But thanks to him, I’ve got a better shot at beating cancer. Tom was a cancer medicine researcher from San Diego. At age 40, on the day he presented findings about a promising drug he helped develop, Tom was himself diagnosed with colon cancer. ForContinue reading “Thank you, Dr. Tom Marsilje”
“It’s OK to feel broken. Keep moving forward. If you break, that doesn’t mean your fight is over.”
May 6, 2019 Hi all, I hope you are enjoying this sunshine-filled day! As some of you already know, my cancer is being stubborn. So we just need to be more stubborn. CT and MRI scans over the past few months confirmed that I have another tumor in my liver. So on Thursday, I willContinue reading “Milepost: Liver surgery, take two”