Who gets hand cancer?!?!

Many of you have been following our story, but here it is again. Jeremy has had a large lump on the palm of his right hand for quite some time. It was said to be a cyst and that it would go away on its own. No one had reason to believe anything else because who gets cancer in their hand. Jeremy had been experiencing numbness and weaknesses is the hand for about 6 months when he finally decided to see a specialist. Dr Samara was amazing. He insisted that before he touched the cyst that we get an MRI. That MRI gave us a huge surprise, we were not dealing with a cyst, we were dealing with tumor. The tumor was quite large in size but we still had faith, because once again, who in the world gets cancer on their hand. Dr Samara decided to do a biopsy in November that had come back inconclusive. During the time between biopsies the tumor became protruding from the incision, and it was at that point we began getting nervous. To make things more comfortable for Jeremy he decided to go ahead with a second biopsy and take a larger piece. The first pathologist to view the larger piece still wasn't sure what this was... So the tumor took a trip to Atlanta! Well here we are, with cancer in Jeremys right hand, waiting .we have Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma.. It is a very rare form of cancer, especially in the hand. (I guess that answers our questions as to who gets cancer in their hand) I say we because he will go through none of this alone. we have an uphill battle to fight, but with enough faith, support and love we can win. We can win for Jeremy! (when in reality that's winning for us all)Let me tell you, you dumb stupid tumor, we are going to fight! The next steps from here are still unclear. We are waiting to hear from Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC (we need to go with a sarcoma specialist). This is not going to be easy. Their will be trips to the city and time off work and medical bills. People keep asking how they can help. Well this is how... We know alot can't afford to help, and that's fine.. Honestly we expect nothing. This will jusy take one worry away from our family when there is so much else to worry about . We are not greedy people, that's why a portion of what is donated here will go to set up a scholarship fund for people effected by Sarcoma! If you can not help monetarily and would still like to do something, there is plenty to be done... We appreciate every single call, text and all of the kind words... So if that's all you can do.. Keep doing it. Keep sharing this. Get Jeremys story out there, because a cyst is not always a cyst! Remember people we are FIGHTING TO WIN!
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Erin Christine Kassay 
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South Amboy, NJ
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