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September 20, 2012

Update: My Wife is in Remission!

I’m the happiest I’ve ever been while writing a blog post.

Today, I received the best news of my life. My wife, who has been battling Ovarian Cancer, received confirmation that she is in remission! Her recent CAT Scan is clear. Her most recent CA-125 blood test, her first without chemo, remained in the normal range.

I first began sharing news about my wife’s fight almost a year ago in my post: “Special Report — ‘It was the Best of Times; It was the Worst of Times.’ It was 2011.” Now that I can finally share some good news, I thought I would take a moment to also thank you for your warm thoughts, special prayers, and kind notes of support. Lisa and I greatly appreciate your encouragement.

Ovarian Cancer is a frightening disease. Caught very early, the chance of survival is quite great. Caught just a bit late, the chance of survival plummets. That’s why it essential that every woman knows about the symptoms.

As my wife’s story reveals, it is also important for us all, men as well as women, to take personal responsibility for our own health. The doctor’s she saw all wanted to simply treat her symptoms without identifying the underlying cause. She saw a total of five doctors before she found a sixth, the one who made the diagnosis. Her cancer was caught at Stage 1-C. If she had listened to any of the first five doctors, the cancer would likely have been caught far too late.

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