Of course being cancer free right now, does not mean that he will remain cancer free forever. He will continue to undergo testing in the months ahead, but the good news is that he is informed about what he needs to do. Both he and his oncologist will know if there is any sign of a cancerous lesion on future scans, MRI's or ultrasounds. That's the important thing.....that the patient is INFORMED of what he needs to do and despite his oncologist's initial disagreement to begin preventive treatment, this patient was determined to do whatever it took in order to take care of his future health.
In 2001, my husband and I heard the words from the medical specialists who said "Go home, live a full life because we have gotten ALL of the cancer and it will NEVER come back"
Oh my, I wished I would have known then what I've learned the hard way since.
My advice to any cancer patient is to always insist on asking for tests, information and treatments if you have researched and found what is best for you. While there are many excellent oncologists out there, don't always assume that everything they tell you is "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth"............
It is YOUR life and not theirs, so it's up to you to always get the BEST medical diagnosis and treatment for your type of cancer.
Yes, I WILL keep this blog and I trust that others out there will be helped in some small ways through my posts.