Late February of 2012 Mark was diagnosed with stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma Cancer. This is written for our family and friends who have so caringly expressed a desire to know of the current situation. We so appreciate the love and support that has been shown to us and we lovingly empathize with and pray for many of you that have had or are currently going through trials of your own. In love, hope and faith, Mark and Ane

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Early Catch - by Ane

For a week or two Mark has noticed a slight pain in his abdomen on the left side. This past Monday we e-mailed Dr. Urba and he immediately ordered a PET scan which was done yesterday.  Last night Dr. Urba called, but we were unavailable so didn't get the call.  He left a message saying he would try again.  If the scan was totally clean we felt sure that he would have told us in his message.  That made for a rather restless night - wondering what the results would be.   Dr. Urba called back this morning (bytheway, he is out of town on vacation - amazing doc!).  He hasn't seen the scan himself, but Dr. Curti read it and let him know.  There are two small tumors - one in the soft tissue of his thigh and the other on his left adrenal in his abdomen.  Mark had some meds left over so he can start taking them right away while waiting for a new prescription.  While the tumors are back sooner than we had hoped for, they are small and not in vital organs.  Basically, we just caught it early!  We expect the medication to do it's job again.  We have SO much to be thankful for!!!