Jason's Dustup with Cancer
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So I get a call from my brother and he tells me he's got a lump on his neck and is getting looked at. They do tests and it turns out that he has a form of cancer of the throat called Oropharyngeal. It is the middle part of the throat behind the mouth. He starts the chemotherapy during the week of the 25th of July and will be out of work for at least 30 days as he goes through the treatments and then surgery to, as he said, "carve that thing out." He is not and has not been a smoker and the doctors said that it was potentially caused by the Human Papillomavirus or HPV (why do I sound like a commercial). To add to this, he does not have insurance currently. He said he signed up for insurance and that it should kick in the same week as his chemo, but with a cancer diagnosis on his books, it is hard to say if he will be accepted. As I am in no way to help him out as much as I would like, I am asking the general public to help the guy out. He's a pretty good guy that hit a life speedbump and I know you may not know me, but I think he's worth helping out of a ditch and hope you feel that way too.