I was diagnosed with Stage 3 gastric cancer in November, 2016. After undergoing neoadjuvant therapy, a partial gastrectomy and adjuvant therapy, in August, 2017, it was discovered that my cancer had spread to my lymph nodes and was now Stage 4. I was placed on a treatment plan of pembrolizumab, trastuzumab, capecitabine andoxaliplatin from 8/19/18 – 12/6/19. Due to a diminishing response, I was switched to my current treatment of trastuzumab deruxtecan which remains ongoing.
On a personal note, I am married with two sons. I am semi-retired but remain employed as an administrator of Orthopedic & Sports Associates of Long Island, a multi-specialty orthopedic practice in Woodbury, N. Y.