Nov 15, 2013 - 9:24 am
Exactly 9 years ago we were in the hospital and Dennis was having his kidney/adrenal/large cancerous tumor removed. That makes him a 9 year cancer survivor!! I am thankful that he is still around!! Statistics for 5 yr survival were pretty bleak in 2004. After that surgery we thought we were out of the woods and the cancer was gone. While we weren’t happy when it came back and took up residence on his pancreas last year, we are thankful that there are now several drugs available for treatment. Sutent was approved by the FDA in January 2006. So…while we don’t enjoy some of its side-effects, we are thankful that it is available and working!!