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Posted 2018-09-13T03:49:25Z

Fast Forward to 2017-2018

Starting in September of 2017 I was having blood test called SMRP that showed increases in the marker for Mesothelioma.   Then I went in for a PET SCAN but it didn't react to the scan.  So about 2 months later I had a MRI.  This MRI showed 5 different lesion in my abdomen.  [...]

Posted 2018-09-13T02:24:42Z

My History of Mesothelioma.

I had cancer of a different type in 2011.  During the followup CT Scans my oncologist started seeing growths in my abdomen.  After several scans he decided to get a biopsy.  So I went in for a CT Guided biopsy in mid July of 2011.   When that didn't work I had to do a arthroscopic biopsy in August of that year.  Finally getting a good sample I was told by my oncologist that I have Peritoneal Mesothelioma Epithelioid.  I ended up going to CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) to have the HIPEC surgery.  On 10/14 I went in for the surgery and 10.5 hours later I was sent to recover for 24 hours.  After 17 days in recover I was finally released.  After some more recovery I went in for 30 session of Radiation Therapy.  Again after some down time there was 6 session of chemotherapy in store for me.  [...]