Family member's cancer has metastisized

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  1. kinderkids

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    My brother-in-law had a kidney and renal vein removed in May after discovering he had kidney cancer. Yesterday we found
    that it has come back and has metastisized. It is in both lungs and may have gone into the liver perhaps other places. Mayo clinic is sending him to Boston as there are only 3 doctors in the nation who can treat him at this point. Please keep Jim, my sister and nephews and niece in your prayers. He is only 58, a marathon runner, and has always been the picture of health up until now. I feel so helpless. :(
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    He'll be in my prayers.
     
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    Oh kinder, I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers.
     
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    I am so sorry. I will keep him in my prayers.
     
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    I'm so sorry. They will be in my prayers.
     
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    I am so sorry to see this. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.
     
  8. kinderkids

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    Ty all for the prayers. I know they will help. My faith is strong.
     
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    kinder I am so sorry to hear this. You certainly wil lbe in my thoughts and prayers.
     
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    I'll be praying for him as well. I was a cancer widow at 36 and my husband was 42. Cancer is a horrible disease. I hope your bil has a full recovery. When we were at M.D. Anderson, we met many walking miracles- people who battled stage 4 cancer and won the battle. Someday, we will do what the motto of M.D. Anderson says... Making cancer history. This world would be such a better place if cancer was history.

    Kinder, help your bil keep his spirits up and encourage him to FIGHT every step of the way! I'll be praying for him.
     
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    Today he starts his treatment at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY. It is his only chance for a cure, the odds are bleak but I believe with prayer, nothing is impossible. Please remember him in yours.
     
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    Kinder, so sorry to hear this. Hope the treatments work.
    Sending thoughts and prayers your way
     
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    My thoughts are with you all. May the good Lord give him strength to endure his treatments and the grace to heal.
     
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    Upsadaisy said it very well--my thoughts and prayers are with you as well.
     
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    Thinking of you Kinder and will pray.
     
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    TY everyone. As is expected, he is quite ill from the treatments. It is not chemotherapy, but immunotherapy. They are jacking up his immune system to high heaven. He receives four treatments a day if his body can tolerate it. He managed to email me back today and said the emails and prayers are what are getting him through this. Please continue the prayers. Thanks!
     
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    Kider - how are things going for him now? How are you doing?
     
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    TY for asking bonne. He is back in Buffalo for his second and final round of treatments. He isn't doing very well and this round is even more brutal then the last. He started going into liver failure the last time, so they were not able to administer all 11 doses. I'm praying that his organs will hold up strong enough so he can endure all of them this time. It is very tough. My family is praying for a miracle.
     
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    I'm so sorry! Will definitely keep him in prayer. Miracles do happen and I will pray for his organs specifically.
     
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    Prayers for strength for all of you!!!
     
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    I'm thinking of him and your family.
     
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    I will keep him and all your family in my prayers.
     
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    Just talked to my sister today and found out he is not able to get any pain meds this time due to his elevated liver function. I am sure the pain he is enduring is unbearable. Please pray for him to continue to fight and have courage to get through this week.
    Thank you.
     
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    I continue to keep him, and your entire family, in my prayers.
     
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    Thank you MrsC!
     
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    Kinder just seeing it...praying here as well!!!
     
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    Update: The treatments have not worked and they will no longer take him back at Buffalo for further treatments. There is nothing they can do now but prolong his life with medication.
    Still praying for a miracle.
     
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    Adding my prayers.
     
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    Oh, kinder, I'm so sorry.
     
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    Awww Kinder... prayers for all of you!!!!
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear that kinder. Huge hugs to you and your family.
     

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