The Power of Hope in Cancer Care

August 16, 2021

Mark Klein

Lung Cancer Heroes®, CURE® Lung Cancer Heroes® 2020 Essay Book, Volume 1,

A patient’s husband writes about the persistence and passion of her oncologist, Dr. Bruno Fang, to help her treat stage 4 lung cancer.

My wife, Linda, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with almost no symptoms. We then went to Dr. Nissenblatt in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and met Dr. Bruno Fang. After PET scans and CT scans of the chest, Linda was told she had one to one and a half years to live. dr. Fang said he would do everything he could to give her a longer life and quality of life. He started chemotherapy which healed the damaged bone as the main tumor continued to shrink. She was on this chemotherapy for two years until it started to lose its effectiveness, so he switched to a different chemotherapy. He never gave up and trusted Linda, our children and me. dr. Fang gave her three and a half years of life and nearly three years of quality of life. She could only see and hold our last grandchild because Dr. Fang never gave up. He is not only our hero, but the hero of all his patients. He definitely deserves recognition for his caring care for all his patients and his fight against cancer.

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