07 May Dr. Jessup’s Health Update – May 6, 2013
UPDATE ON CANCER
We just returned from Toronto’s Sunnybrook Hospital where we met with Dr. Law, the pancreatic surgeon. The biopsy reveals this is a malignant tumor in the pancreas called a “neuroendocrine tumor”. This tumor can be dormant or very aggressive. He believes that my tumor is dormant at this point but did indicate that could change. He believes we can wait until the fall (September/October) and do blood work and a CT dedicated to the pancreas to determine the status of the tumor at that time. He said he doesn’t want to do surgery unless absolutely necessary because it is a “life changing surgery”.
Thank each of you for your prayers for us. God has brought us through another stage of this adventure and it is only because of His grace and your prayers. We appreciate it so very much.
Co-Laborers Together in the Great Commission,
Earl D. Jessup