Monday, April 04, 2005

Rehnquest is still alive

Six months after surgery that did not include removal of his thyroid, but did include
a tracheostomy, he is back on the bench! This is very unusual for most cases of anaplastic Cancer of the thyroid. They are usually dead by 6 months. There has been no public notice of his diagnosis, but experts felt it was anaplastic. Maybe we are wrong.
There are other diseases with longer survival that can present with findings similar to anaplastic. Medullary,Lymphoma,and Tall cell variant of papillary thyroid cancer are examples. He also could have had a rare good response to experimental therapy.
If he lives past one year I will be among the doubters, about the original anaplastic diagnosis.


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