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I'm posting this now to let all of you wonderful people know how far we have
come with this tragic disease. My dear, dear father, Glen was diagnosed with
and died from PC way back in the fall of 1985. He was 50 years old. Diagnosis
alone took almost a month. Back then, the MRI was still fairly new and
identifying cancer cells back to their source was difficult. Any treatment
was mostly experimental. We had to plead for morphine because the medical
community had not come to accept the critical need for pain relief - even in
terminal cancer. Hospice care was a novelty. There wasn't a wonderful on-line
community like this, although the local American Cancer Society provided us
with as much information as they could.
We, and my father, had so many questions that this web site now answers. Even
knowing that others were fighting the same battles would have been a relief
and source of support.
Today, I was reading about the new breakthroughs in genetics, diagnosis and
treatment and couldn't help but be hopeful that, someday, no one will have to
suffer from this horrible form of cancer. If your loved one has been
diagnosed with PC, hug them often, hold their hands and help them to take
control of this challenge. If you have PC, be hopeful and fight to get the
pain relief and answers you need.
Lisa Peterson - Helena Montana
Posted in memory of the most wonderful man I ever knew.
Posted 07/26/2001 05:59 pm by Lisa (his daughter)
E-mail Address: Lisatruck@aol.com
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