When Patrick Mohr, managing partner of Eastwood Litho Inc., oversaw the printing of the first issue of Upstate’s Cancer Care magazine, he did not expect to be featured on its pages.
But in December 2015, Mohr was treated for thyroid cancer. His symptoms had started with a lump at the back of his throat, and a biopsy confirmed the presence of cancer. Ear, nose and throat surgeon Mark Marzouk, MD, removed the thyroid and the cancerous tumors on it and followed the surgery with internal radiation therapy.
Through the placement of radioactive iodine directly on the tumor site, to eliminate any remaining cancer cells, Mohr was able to avoid chemotherapy and further radiation treatments.
“Dr. Marzouk did a fantastic job, for which I am forever grateful,” Mohr said. “I saw him for my regular checks in November 2016, and Dr. Marzouk told me the cancer is gone. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
This article appears in the spring 2017 issue of Cancer Care magazine.