26 June 2008

Great news

Whew, I think I can breath again.  I know K has finally stopped holding her breath.  We found out today that her father's recently diagnosed prostate cancer (the source of our anxiety this week) has NOT spread outside of the prostate.  This is very important, as the survival rate when it's caught before the cancer spreads is in excess of 95%, while those diagnosed after it spreads into other parts of the body only have about a 1/3 chance of survival.  Hence the panic this week.  While all is by no means well (her dad still faces hormone therapy and surgery to remove his prostate in the coming months), things are not nearly as bad as they could have been.

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