Originally posted on Facebook March 12, 2015
Update: So we didn’t get the answer we were hoping for. It is cancer. Officially, it is Adenoid cystic carcinoma.
It is a Grade 1 cancer (well defined, slow progression), which is good. The bad thing about this type of cancer is that it can spread along nerves. They will be doing a torso scan in the next week or so to make sure this hasn’t spread. Once we know the extent of that, the oncologist will determine type, amount & intensity of radiation treatment.
Obviously, we are disappointed but I am still just as determined and hopeful as I was before. This 100k just turned into a 100 miler, either way I’m still taking it one aid station at a time. Thanks again to everyone for your encouragement and support.
Relentless. Forward. Progress.