5 July 2014 ….biopsy results

The last thing you want your husband to do when getting his biopsy results from his doctor, is look at you and mouth the word fuck.

We finally have the results and they are not what we were hoping for, but are what we expected after Dr P had talked to Bren after rounds.  It is a sarcoma – a cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue and it’s malignant

It is a serious diagnosis and was hard to hear. Now we know, and can move onto the next step in his recovery. We haven’t been given the treatment plan yet, but I imagine that they will want to get it under way asap. I know we do. We are choosing to stay positive.

Statistics from the Australian Cancer Council website show  one in two men and one in three women in Australia will get cancer before they are 80. Every year in NSW alone, more than 39,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed – that is more than 100 every day. Many people will be cured, many won’t . A diagnosis is very frightening, and I believe that survival rates can relate directly to the research dollars available for the particular cancer diagnosed.

Brendan has been diagnosed with a rare form of Sarcoma cancer. For the specialised treatment he needs he is under the care of a multidisciplinary team of doctors and medical support staff in Sydney. I pray every day that there is enough money going into the research being done on the cancer Brendan has, to help increase his chance at surviving this cancer.

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