December 27, 2017
After her first infusion treatment, everything seemed to go pretty well. Of course, we won’t know how things are going until there are at least two, if not three treatments, each spaced out three weeks apart. Depending on whether she will have a scan after the second or third infusion, we hope to measure the effectiveness of the treatment. So, all in all, she’s doing okay. Now, pray for a lack of side affects and for her overall stamina and strength.
December 20, 2017
The medicine (Keytruda) was approved by our insurance! We are asking our God to allow this treatment to be successful!! Thank you. LQ
December 19, 2017
We have just seen the doctor. Here is the word: Beth definitely has stage 4 metastatic, non-small cell lung cancer which has spread to other areas of the body, but the good word is that she doesn't have to do extensive radiation and massive chemotherapy. A new immunotherapy cancer drug called, Keytruda, is going to give her the best opportunity for survival. The permission for receiving this drug has just been submitted to the insurance company today and it takes a week to receive the approval. Our sincere hope is that the treatment will begin next Tuesday once the permission is granted. This is far better news from our perspective than what we could have otherwise heard. The best case scenario is that, with the hope of this newer treatment, it will work to boost her own immune system in order to see the cancer cells reduced and potentially eliminated over time. No one knows of course how long someone can live with this particular treatment regimen. But our God is the One who holds the future and it is He holds us fast! Thank you for your continued, vital prayers on Beth's behalf.
December 14, 2017
Beth is now home after the radiation Gamma knife surgery. They found six lesions and not three, as originally assumed, but each of these were treated by the physicians through the radiation procedure. A PET scan is scheduled for Monday, and an overall treatment regimen is to be discussed with the oncologist on Tuesday. Beth is going to attempt to rest over the next several days, and we as a family wanted all of you to know how thankful we are for your prayers, love, service, and care for us and our long road ahead. may the Lord be praised for all His good gifts and gracious providence.
December 6, 2017
Beth has stage 4, non-smoking lung cancer which has now spread to her brain (and we suspect other places too). She will undergo gamma knife brain surgery next week. The oncologist said that it looks like (since the cancer has spread to vital areas), that we therefore need to be very aggressive with the ongoing treatment. We are now looking at these other forms of treatment and once we know the sub-type of this particular lung cancer, we will do whatever we can to take aggressive measures to fight this cancer. A PET scan might also reveal if the cancer has spread to any other location of which we are currently unaware, but the gamma knife surgery next Thursday is, for now, our first order of priority. We so appreciate your prayers for all of this. God is good and He does good in jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. We love you all.
December 4, 2017
Beth had a biopsy which we hope to receive a diagnosis about in the next few days. Once that diagnosis is given, a treatment regimen will be also recommended by the oncologist. Our sincere thanks to all for their loving care and prayers. May God give us His clear direction regarding the most optimum protocol which is ultimately chosen and may the Lord's will be done for His glory and for Beth's good.
With our gratitude for you love and intercessory prayers,
December 3, 2017
This is a summary of the announcement Pastor Lance made.
Pastor Lance Quinn announced today that his wife, Beth, is hospitalized at Los Robles Hospital following tests done yesterday that revealed abnormalities. Pastor Lance was in Baltimore, MD, teaching and preaching when his daughters, Lexa and Lisa, contacted him about their mother. They told their dad that mom didn't seem quite right and he told them to take her to the emergency room. In the ER they ran several tests and did a scan. After being at the ER for a while, Beth said she felt better and they released her to go home and rest. However, within a short period of time the hospital called her and said to come back immediately because the tests revealed abnormalities. Pastor Lance went directly to the airport to return home. What the doctors found were five tumors: two in the brain, one on the adrenal gland, one in the chest cavity near her heart, and another on her kidney. Specialists have been called in and doctors will begin biopsies tomorrow.