Help Mark Durham kick cancer!

For: Mark Durham
Bozeman, MT
Organizer: Kevin Engellant
Help Mark Durham kick cancer! (Mark Durham)
$12,415
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Raised by 112 donors
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The Story

Mark was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on January 1 of this year. He is currently at the Mayo clinic in Phoenix, AZ and requires surgery and possibly radiation and/or chemotherapy over the next several months. Long term lodging for himself and travel for his daughters from Montana are the main concerns along with medical bills associated with cancer.  


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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 8, 2018

Posted on February 8, 2018

Great news yesterday from Arizona.  Mark does not have to have radiation as the cancer was only in the 1 swollen lymph node.  The 2nd surgery for the other tonsil area is scheduled for March 2nd.  Mark continues to struggle with swallowing and has lost quite a bit of weight, but the long term prognosis is looking good.


Posted on January 31, 2018

Posted on January 31, 2018

Mark's surgery was a success on Monday.  It was almost 6 hours long.  The doctor says it was a success and won't know for a few days if he will need radiation.  Mark has to heal 3-4 weeks then get the other tonsil and area out also.  No outside the neck dissection though so that is good.  He actually checked out of the hospital on Tuesday night.  Daughters Kalli and Kelsey are in Phoenix with him.  Swallowing is a struggle at this point.


Posted on January 25, 2018

Posted on January 25, 2018

Update from Mark on his progress and treatment.  He had 8 appointments today (1/24) and the last one was with his doctor who let him know that there is also some cancer in the other tonsil (right side) that showed up on the PET scan.  Original plan of surgery on Monday is still a go with the removal of the left tonsil and area around it and also the gland on the left side and then in 3-4 weeks there will be another surgery to take out the right tonsil and area around it.  Radiation is still a question and won't know anything until after the first surgery.

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