May 26, 2011

Ricky Franklin | Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx Survivor

Rick Franklin
“I was having nosebleeds, so I went to the doctor. She did some tests and told me that I had cancer. I got  pretty upset.

As a kid, I had seen commercials telling you not to smoke so you wouldn’t get cancer. I never smoked, even though other people in my family did. But unfortunately I still ended up with cancer.

My cancer was very severe. I had radiation and chemo at the same time and lost about 70 pounds.  For a while I couldn’t even lay my head on a pillow, the pain was so bad. I’m sure my family thought I wasn’t going to make it.

I was diagnosed in December 2004, and I finished my treatment about four months later. Today I was released officially from treatment. I’ve been blessed.”

Ricky Franklin
Carcinoma of the nasopharynx survivor
Alexander, Ark.

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