Mark originally had a swollen lymph node in his arm pit in 2015. He went to the doctor, and the doctor suspected a condition known as Lipoma (soft lumps). A month or so later, he then had an enlarged lymph node in the groin area, and the doctor sent him for an ultra sound. The ultra sound did not show anything so they moved forward still suspecting it was Lipoma. However, in January 2018, a lymph node on Mark’s jaw swelled, and he went back to the doctor, and the doctor initially prescribed antibiotics thinking it was an infection. When there was no improvement, the doctor sent Mark to an ENT. The ENT suspected right away it was some sort of Lymphoma, and so the journey began. He had a biopsy taken from the lymph node in his arm pit, and it came back as Stage 3B Follicular Lymphoma. Follicular lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. He was then referred to an Oncologist. He recently had a CT scan, and the Lymphoma is in his spleen and bones as well. They have upgraded his condition from Stage 3B to Stage 4B. He will begin chemotherapy this week. The oncologist has said his Lymphoma is not curable, but treatable. They put a port in his chest last week in preparation of chemo treatments. Mark is going to do his best to continue work, because if he doesn’t work, he doesn’t get paid. No one knows how well he will tolerate the treatments. We would like to take some of the financial burden off Mark and his wife, Loretta, so he can get the care he needs, and not deal with the added stresses of missing work, out of pocket medical expenses, deductibles, etc. We want Mark’s sole focus to be fighting this disease!
We are so Very Thankful for any and all of the Support received! Help Mark Fight!
Mark and his grandson.Swollen lymph node in jaw/neck area.
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