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Amory's Cancer Treatments

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In 2006 Amory was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgykins Lymphoma. The cancer was discovered after noticing a lump in his neck and underwent a biopsy witch came back positive for cancer. He underwent 6 rounds of chemo therapy over the course of 6 months and got good news that the treatments were working and his body was responding well. Amory then had to do 4 rounds of maintenance therapy over the next 2 years. After a clean set of scans and blood work, we were extremely happy to be cancer free after 3 years of treatment! Since then Amory married his wonderful wife Lori and they have 2 beautiful son’s named Ethan (3) and Evan (1). They moved down to Marion, IL and have been enjoying all the great memories starting a family brings. Unfortunately, after noticing symptoms in late 2016 we were told the cancer had returned. After testing, the doctor told us it was the same type of cancer that was diagnosed in 2006. Unexpectedly, we received more bad news that another cancer was also detected during the process. Amory was also diagnosed with stage 3 Thyroid cancer and was immediately referred to the oncology surgeon. Within days of meeting the surgeon he found himself on the operating table and an uncertain future wondering how he was going to be able to take care of his family while undergoing treatments and surgery.  He knew this could  potentially be a long and uncertain road, having been through it once before. Thank you for listening to our story, a familiar story that affects
 
so many families. We wish you well as we continue our journey. 

 
Sincerely,

 
The Porter Family
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Thank you everyone! The support has been great. I am finished with my thyroid cancer treatments and everything went well. My thyroid levels are getting back to normal and feeling much better. I have a follow up appointment for the (CLL) chronic lymphocytic leukemia in July. So far all my labs have been great (normal values). We will make a decision on how to proceed with treatment after the appointment and another set of labs. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Have a great day.

Porter Family
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Wishing everyone a great weekend and Memorial Day!
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Good morning! My family and I have been very fortunate to receive so much love and support from all of you! I am feeling much better since getting back on thyroid medication. I had to be off of it for a few weeks in order to have treatment and testing done. My energy levels are going back up and should be back to normal in a couple weeks. Thank you for your support! Have a great week!
My support Team!
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Update: After discovering he had thyroid cancer while being treated for Lymphoma, Amory had his thyroid removed. Unfortunately, lymph nodes were biopsied by the surgeon and found to be positive for thyroid tissue. Because it had spread outside the thyroid gland, it required additional treatment to avoid further spread of the cancer. He recently underwent radioactive iodine treatment that required him to be away from his family for a week. After the treatment he is feeling good and glad to be reunited with his family! They are greatest support team anyone could ever ask for. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

The Porter Family
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