S. Ward "Trip" Casscells
In 2001 at age 49, Trip experienced lower back pain that became progressively worse. Then, he felt a lump in his abdominal area.
Following consultation with a prostate cancer specialist, he was diagnosed with aggressive, metastatic prostate cancer.
During the past ten years, Trip has undergone numerous treatments for his disease. He will tell anyone, “I shouldn’t be here today, but I am…” In his battle with cancer, Trip has participated in at least five clinical trials. Some worked for him while others showed little benefit. As a cardiac physician, Trip values participating in trials. He calls it “blazing trails” that might not only help the participant, but will ultimately benefit thousands of future patients.
Trip is in his fifth remission.
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