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Jim Naugler Update
Jim's cancer doctors have given up on him. His doctor at Genesys/Hurley Cancer Center gave him a year and sent him on his way with more opioids for his pain. We were then hoping for another chance at immunotherapy, but his doctor at M.D. Anderson in Texas said that his cancer was too far out of control to even consider it. Though Jim is on Xtandi and medications and radiation therapy for his bone metastasis pain, neither one of these doctors offered any more chemotherapy or even anything else to get his cancer back under control. But we are far from even thinking about giving up the fight. So our next step is the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois. We have friends who are either patients or know people who are patients there and highly recommended CTCA to us. They don't only use traditional cancer therapies but natural alternative ones as well. They also, by all accounts, treat the patient like a person rather than a number, which is very appealing to us. We hope and believe they can help Jim. We will be flying there on July 17.
Jim is still going to work every day in spite of his pain from the cancer and fatigue from the meds. None of his family and friends know how he does it; other than knowing what a strong and determined person he is.
There will be a fundraiser for Jim at The Links of Crystal Lake golf club on Saturday, September 17; more details to follow.