Daisy Mae the puppy visits James in the hospital during his first bout with sepsis. Photo: Jamie Gentry Jamie Gentry’s husband, James Gentry, had been talking about losing weight for years when he shed 25 pounds over a few months in 2017. James suggested the transformation could be a result of his own efforts, but […]
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Immunotherapy, unlike traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, does not kill cancer cells with an outside drug. The therapy is designed to inspire the body’s own defenses to take out cancer.
“My doctor called me herself, not the office, so I knew something was fishy. She said the biopsy came back and it wasn’t basal cell, it wasn’t squamous cell and it wasn’t melanoma. So I asked, ‘What’s left on the list?’” It was Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), she told him, a rare and dangerous form of skin cancer.