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Minneapolis, Minnesota
My name is Patty and I'm a person who hates wearing hats, both literally and figuratively. Now I will be wearing a caregivers cancer hat because my husband has cancer and I need to be strong for him. But I also need a place to vent, look for support and find strength. Hopefully, this blog will... Full Bio
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My name is Patty and I'm a person who hates wearing hats, both literally and figuratively. Now I will be wearing a caregivers cancer hat because my husband has cancer and I need to be strong for him. But I also need a place to vent, look for support and find strength. Hopefully, this blog will enable me to deal with the process and meet others who are going through a similar challenge.

 

TB, my husband, has kidney cancer, stage 3. He had a kidney and the tumor that was in it removed in 2005. The cancer has returned and has metastasized to his bones and the outside of one lung. It is not curable. The clinical study he is participating in is to provide him with a treatment that will halt, for an unknown length of time, the proteins from getting to the cancer cells. So in essence, slowing but not curing, the progression of the cancer. There is no question he will die from this, the unknown factor is the 'when' it will happen.