Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Prayer Request Update

For those of you who have been praying for our friend Aaron, we have some good news!
"I just got back from the lung specialist (Pulmonologist) and have some news. The tumor that I have in my right lung is called a Carcinoid Tumor and it is benign. That's great news. So I won't be dying from this problem, but we are going to have to take care of it. The Pulmonologist has been treating lungs for 25 years and has only seen this on two other occasions. The tumor has been growing in my right bronchial tube over the last year. It has caused my right lung to fill up with blood. They have removed some of the blood and are going to have to wait for the rest of the blood to be absorbed into the lung before they can remove the tumor with a laser. That is what we are hoping, anyway. I will hear back from the doctor tomorrow. She has told me that I won't be able to travel back to North Africa for a couple months until they can get this tumor removed. So I am praying for the quickest possible solution. So we can praise the Lord that it is nothing malignant."
(taken from his blog, www.ProjectNorthAfrica.blogspot.com)
I know he appreciates the prayers. Please keep praying!

2 comments:

  1. Carcinoid is NOT benign. Please check with http://www.carcinoid.org/ and get in touch with a Carcinoid specialist.

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  2. I agree with "anonymous", carcinoid is not benign. It is sometimes a slow-growing cancer, based on the KI67 stain results. Please consult a specialist in carcinoid. There are several in the U.S. There is even a Yahoo group for Lung Carcinoids. Do the research and required testing.

    I have had carcinoid for nearly 20 years, so if typical and not fast growing, can live a long time with it. Will pray for you all.

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