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Metastatic kidney cancer survivor. HLRCC patient. Statistical abnormality. Fighting for durable cures for renal patients. Views=my own. RTs aren’t endorsements.
Oct 13, 2022 24 tweets 8 min read
So I realized it might be good to do a recap here of my story, otherwise known as, “No, really, I promise I almost died six years ago.”

(I guess this is probably a good time to warn you all that I have a warped sense of humor. #thankscancer ) May 2016, five days after my 29th birthday, I am diagnosed in an @StRoseHospitals ER when a CT scan finds a 13 cm tumor that has taken over my right kidney. The amazing ER doctor & PA had already called a local urologist so I can see him first thing in the morning.