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My mother & brother in law both coping with cancer


chrispy0515

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Well right now I have my mother going through her third bout with cancer in 15 years and this time it's a tumor on her skull the size of a quarter, and at 77 years old she has decided to just get local radiation and a hematology drip once a month and not remove it. Because she says she has been cut on enough and can't take anymore, and so far she is doing quite well even after suffering a stroke about 18 months ago, and she is a fighter and never ever complains about going through any of this which I really admire about her.

Then I have a brother in law who is 58 years old and who was told two years ago that they discovered a cancerous growth 8 inches long wrapped around his.............aorta, and they cannot cut through it or remove it because there's a high risk of damaging his heart permanently and terminally. And it has not been responding to any of the treatments which are meant to reduce and shrink this mass, so all he is doing is putting it in God's hands and going on with his life and takes his treatments(to keep it from spreading)about twice a month. And again the guy never complains and wants no sympathy or pity, which I of course admire a great deal as well.

 

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