This note is to let our "prayer group" know that the additional testing
J had earlier this week showed that he did not appear to have an active
cancer.The Doctor believes that the most likely cause of the elevated tumor
marker is the somewhat shrunken, calcified tumor that is attached to his liver
from the original cancer.There was no clear reason why the tumor marker became
elevated at this time. The current treatment plan is to do additional blood work
(tumor markers) in about three months if there are no other symptoms and, most
likely, to remove one lobe of his liver and the original tumor. The timing
of that procedure will depend on any significant change of the tumor
marker.While major surgery is still a real possibility, the news was extremely
good! S and I thank you all for your prayers and ask that you continue your
good work to thank God for the good news and to pray that the final result is
just as positive as the first.
Sincerely,S and C
Thank you for praying, and thank God!