Hey All, I usually respond to these threads and have never asked for one, Well my Brother was diagnosed last August with a Cancer known as "Buccle Carcinoma" It is one of the cancers that is contributed directly to tobacco use. ( this makes me sick because I gave him his first cigarette when we were teens),.... it started out by what seemed a cold sore. He had surgery on his face that took 13 hours (inside and outside of cheek and neck) back in October and they felt they got it all, this was followed up with 10 weeks of daily radiation. Just last month at his check up they told him it came back with a vengeance , and it was terminal.... (Rick is only in his 50's ) To give him more time they started him on aggressive chemotherapy, 3 types at the same time, this really kicked his butt and landed him in the U of M Hospital, There was however a glimmer of hope as the swelling from the tumor on the side of his head reduced quickly and drastically ( this tumor had etched a good size hole through his skull and was heading into his brain) but as we found out yesterday,..... the cancer had already spread to other parts of his body, so barring a miracle, it is just a matter of time. I know there is nothing impossible for God, but I also know that it says that " it is appointed unto every man a time to die", and we are all good with this, I do still pray for that healing miracle for his body,... but rest in assurance that if that doesn't happen, my brother Rick will be healed on the other side. If you are the praying type, I ask for your prayers, not only for my brother, but for my niece & nephew, my sister and myself as we are pretty much the care givers. Not only for that miracle,.... but for the strength we need to get through this,.. (been through it twice before). One last thing, and this is a plea from my brother, He asked me to tell all my friends, "please don't do this to yourself or your family, please consider quitting smoking", His daughter and son are just heart broken, from the time they were little they both begged him to quit. ( I quit in 1977 but always felt responsible for him picking up the habit ). Rick quit the day he was diagnosed,... he was surprised how easy it was to quit given the right motivation,...... Please don't let a diagnosis like this be your motivation. Thanks for your prayers, and God bless you all, "Harms"