Please add my friend Donna and her husband Jack to your prayer list.
Donna had her appointment today with a Cancer Surgeon at Moffett Cancer Center
in Tampa. The news was not good. He has concluded that with the evidence he
has on hand, there is enough proof that she has a ”proximal femur chondro
Sarcoma”. In layman’s terms that is a cancerous tumor with in her femur. He
does not plan on doing a biopsy because it appears to be completely within the
bone and has not spread, therefore even a biopsy would open it up to the
surrounding tissue unnecessarily. They have scheduled a further CAT scan to
insure that her lungs are not involved, which seems to be the only other
possible worry, that happens next Tuesday and then one more session with him
later in the week and she will be scheduled for surgery as soon as possible.
They will remove her left femur bone from the hip socket down to mid-leg. The
GOOD News in all this is that it appears that that will correct the problem with
no further need for radiation or Chemo. The other good news is that we were
very impressed with the surgeon and the entire staff of Moffett, which is world
famous for treatment of Cancer.