"They said I wasn't a candidate for surgery, and that I needed three more months of chemo, which I couldn't tolerate. They made me feel like I wouldn’t live very long. When I asked what I should do, they told me I should call hospice."
Then Romaine’s primary doctor sent her to Roswell Park for a second opinion.
Only when her doctors told her she was going to die without one did Rachel understand how critical a bone marrow transplant was. Just two months before hearing these words, the RN had rarely been sick a day in her life.
At Roswell Park, 2019 was another year of progress in our fight against cancer as we celebrated every victory made toward new cures. We continue to set the bar high as a member of an elite group of cancer centers.
Kidney cancer kills about 14,000 people every year. It is especially deadly when it is found in the late stages. Scott was first diagnosed with kidney cancer in January of 2011 and given only 10 months to live...that was over 8 years ago.