My Wife’s Oncologist Is a Hero

Lung Cancer Heroes®, CURE® Lung Cancer Heroes® 2021 Essay Book, Volume 2,

A man writes about how his wife’s doctor saved her life after she was given three weeks to three months to live.

My wife, Peggy Fields, was told in April 2003 that she had small cell lung cancer. She was given three weeks to three months to live. Dr. Ranjith Dissanayake was her treating physician.

That was 18 years ago in April, and she is still here with me — alive and kicking.

She did have a bout with large cell cancer in 2018. Dr. Dissanayake also pulled her through that. I think he deserves all the recognition that can be given. He is a wonderful oncologist.

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