Feb 21, 2012 - 9:50 pm
Those of us treated at MD Anderson receive newsletters, etc. I just received the latest Network newsletter. To my astonishment, a profile of an anal cancer patient was hightlighted! I was so surprised and appreciative. Ebba Dunn is a organist at Trintity Episcopal Church in Alabama. She traveled to MD Anderson and was treated by of course, Dr. Eng and Dr.Crane. That was over a year ago. Her friend in Houston was there for her and helped her through it, which is much of what the article was about. Ebba talks a little about the treatment - six weeks of radiation, chemo bag all week long and six-hour infusion every Monday (this is the Cisplatin version versus Mito).
I'm excited that a fellow anal cancer survivor was highlighted. As we all know, anal cancer gets little attention and this article made me happy. In it's way, it helps to ward off the stigma that some of us sometimes feel.
Just wanted to share that. I will see Dr. Eng in two weeks and will tell her how happy I am that it was highlighted!
Hugs to all,