Feb 24, 2001 - 8:14 pm
I do not know how to begin this, so I will just start. About two weeks ago (Feb 13), my father was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called choroidal melanoma. This cancer is a tumor that is found behind the eye and usually shows up when there is cancer elsewhere in the body. Luckily they haven't found any more caner in him. In a week he goes into surgery to have a radiation plaque inserted behind his eye on the tumor to shoot radiation at it for three days and then it is removed. Even though this treatment will probably kill the tumor, they say that cancer elsewhere in the body may still appear 5 years down the road.
What makes this so hard so that when I was 8, my mother and my father's only wife, died of ovarian cancer.
You see, I am only 22. I never thought I would have to watch another parent deal with cancer. I would love to here from anyone who has had someone very close to them be diagnosed with cancer.