CancerMarch 27th, 2014 | Posted by in Perspectives
Most people have been touched by cancer in one way or another. Whether it’s a relative or someone close to you, I think we all know the terror of that word. At times it seems unspeakable, and the treatment is just as dreaded, not to mention expensive. My nephew, Kent, recently found out that he has colon cancer. At 25 years old, it was a shocking discovery. Instead of worrying about school and tuition, his concerns turned to things that should be reserved until later in life.
Chemo. That single word says so much. It’s poison aimed at killing the cancer cells. Unfortunately, because it is poison, the treatment affects the entire body. Anyone who has seen chemo up close knows just how bad it can be, especially when a patient is young. The kind of chemo given to the young is almost always more powerful and aggressive, meaning that it’s seriously toxic stuff, which leads to extreme symptoms and longterm effects.
I’m not able to explain it myself. It’s too much and I am ill equipped to put such things into words. Thankfully Kent’s wife, Lyndsey, has taken the time to share a few of the details. If you would like to read about Kent’s journey, click on the link HERE.
I wish we lived in a world where the sick could focus their attention on getting well. Instead we live in a world where the sick have to worry about how to pay for treatment.
Thank you so much!