The Power of Hope in Cancer Care

Lung Cancer Heroes®CURE® Lung Cancer Heroes® 2020 Essay Book
Volume 1

A patient's husband writes about the persistence and passion of her oncologist, Dr. Bruno Fang, in helping her through treatment for stage 4 lung cancer.

Dr. Bruno Fang

Dr. Bruno Fang. Photo provided by Astera Cancer Care.

My wife, Linda, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer with almost no symptoms. We then went to Dr. Nissenblatt’s office in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and met Dr. Bruno Fang. After PET scans and chest CT scans, Linda was told she had one to one-and-a-half years to live. Dr. Fang said he would do everything in his power to give her longer life and quality of life. He started with chemotherapy that healed the damaged bone while constantly reducing the size of the main tumor. She was on this chemotherapy for two years until it started to lose its effectiveness, so he changed to another chemotherapy. He never gave up and gave Linda, our children and me confidence. Dr. Fang gave her three-and-a-half years of life and almost three years of quality of life. She was able to see and hold our last grandchild only because Dr. Fang never gave up. He is not only our hero but the hero of all his patients. He definitely deserves recognition for his caring care of all his patients as well as his fight against cancer.

Linda and Mark Klein

From left: Linda and Mark Klein. Photo provided by Klein.

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