An Incredible Mother's Day Story Of Lung Cancer Survival
May 15, 2017
KPIX Channel Five
855 Battery Street
Reference: Your Mothers
Miraculous Lung Cancer Story
Your story last night on the 6 o’clock
news really touched my heart for a personal reason. It was such a fluke of good
luck that your mother’s broken arm lead to a CT scan that detected lung cancer
in its earliest stages.
I have a somewhat similar story. In
2015, I had violent pain in my lower abdomen. I went to the emergency room. A
CT scan was done. A small spot was detected on one of my lungs by accident. I
was instructed to come back one year later for another CT scan. The original spot
was gone. But a node was detected higher up in my lung. There was a strong
suspicion of the onset of lung cancer. A great specialist from Kaiser was not
sure that it was malignant. Every six months I do a CT scan as a follow-up.
People who don’t smoke die of lung
cancer quite often. The mayor of Milbrae died of lung cancer in her mid-50’s.
One of my wife’s medical colleagues also died of lung cancer in her 50’s. My
primary care physician has a father one year older than me. He has stage-four
lung cancer after a life free from smoking. He is only alive now due to an experimental
drug from UCSF. All these people had access to some of the best medical care on
What a beautiful Mother’s Day Story that you