Gary March was diagnosed with Stage 4 Prostate Cancer in 1995. After surgery to remove the prostate, it was discovered that a microscopic cell was found in one of the lymph nodes which might indicate that cancer would still exist within his body. Gary was very proactive in his attempt to keep that dreaded cancer at bay. He didn’t hesitate to try anything suggested by his very caring doctor in Kansas City. In 2010 he started treatment at MD Anderson in Houston with Provenge and clinical trials. It was there that he learned that his cancer had metasized to the bone in his hips, ribs and skull. In April, 2013, it seemed that everything MD Anderson had to offer was exhausted. Gary then continued the battle with a specialist in Kansas City who introduced chemotherapy for the first time. Unfortunately that did not work for him. Gary did not ever give up. He was strong and courageous until his last days.
Gary leaves behind a loving wife of 45 years, two beautiful daughters, two caring sons-in-law and five precious grandchildren. He has found joy in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
Terms to know from this article:
A rounded mass of lymphatic tissue that is surrounded by a capsule of connective tissue. Lymph nodes filter lymph (lymphatic fluid), and they store lymphocytes (white blood cells). They are located along lymphatic vessels. Also called a lymph gland.