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James Quigley, a lover of the great American outdoors, ice cold brews and deep fried chicken.

After an impromtu trip to the oral surgeon to remove wisdom teeth that subsequently sent him on a whirlwind tour of Boston doctors appointments, James was diagnosed on August 26, 2011 with Malignant Pheochromocytoma. James has been living with a softball size (11x12x13cm) tumor on his adrenal gland, that was involved with both his left kidney and vena cava. Unfortunately, the tumor has also spread to multiple nodes on his lungs. The major tumor has been secreting hormones that have spiked his blood pressure to a frightening 240/120, luckily found by the oral surgeon who sent him to the ER.

The fight against this extremely rare cancer commenced on August 31, 2011 during a long and formidable surgery where the softball tumor was successfully removed. As James prepares to battle with the cancer remaining on his lungs, the mounting medical bills are a worry we would like to take away from him. Pheochromocytomas have no cure and the road to partial remission will be long. Your support is greatly appreciated, as James will not be able to return to work to maintain insurance coverage. We can’t change his prognosis, but we can support his progress. Let’s conquer cancer together!

Please send any cards or well wishes to 1 Westinghouse Plz #220, Hyde Park, MA 02136. James would love to hear from you. All support, positive thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

♥ Kate


3 responses »

  1. Jay,
    So sorry to hear this. Keep on fighting. We will be saying our prayers. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do- I’m local. – Ashley

  2. I don’t know you but came across your story and how similar it is to mine although were are battling different diseases. I also go to MGH – you’re in the best hands! You and your family will learn more about endocrinology than you ever wanted to know – get ready to become smarter than most doctors you’ll meet 🙂

    Keep talking about your experience, it will help people with earlier detection and diagnosis in the future!

    I wish you all the best.

  3. Hey Jay! Stay strong and stay positive. Things will improve. I’ll keep you in my prayers Goodluck!


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