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For a patient and her husband, compassion is a two-way street

In May of 2015, Lesha Spahr discovered a lump in her groin. A biopsy would later reveal her worst fear: she had cancer. Lesha was diagnosed with Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and referred to Dr. Mark Marinella, an oncologist at Dayton Physicians Network (DPN), for treatment. “My husband, Jeff, came with me to that first appointment with Dr. Marinella. I think we were still in shock over the diagnosis and, of course, scared about what it all meant,” said Lesha. “But

 

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Learning to live with cancer

Thanks to the advances in cancer treatment and technology that exist today, many patients are able to live long and happy lives. However, that doesn’t mean that living with cancer is easy. Patients can endure months, even years, of treatments and recovery that take a huge toll on the body, mind and spirit. “Patients, and their families as well, need to understand that living with cancer is more like a marathon than a sprint. It’s rarely a situation like, ‘I’m

 

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