Andrew Youssef

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  • 2 years ago | Last Shot

    Lindsey BestAndrew YoussefBy Andrew Youssef After going a few weeks without chemotherapy, I was mentally relieved to have started a new form of medication (called TAS-102) when I enrolled in a clinical drug trial. The difficult part now is waiting...

  • 2 years ago | Last Shot

    Lindsey BestAndrew YoussefBy Andrew Youssef It is difficult to plan my life very far in advance. For example, I have the next nine days off of work but most of those will be absorbed between doctor's appointments, an MRI of my back and potentially...

  • 2 years ago | Last Shot

    Lindsey BestAndrew Youssef Based in Sweden, Meshuggah is an extreme metal band that features the growling vocals of Jens Kidman, earth-shaking bass of Dick Lovgren, the pulsating drums of Tomas Haake, my eight string guitar heroes Frederik Thorden...

  • 2 years ago | Last Shot

    Lindsey Best It has been two years and three months since I was initially diagnosed. The shock of hearing my gastroenterologist telling me I had cancer crippled me as much as the disease itself. The doctor dropping the bomb on me with both of my p...

  • 2 years ago | Coachella

    Lindsey BestAndrew Youssef I am happy to report that I survived Coachella. It wasn't without some close calls and numerous trips to the bathroom. I'm still sore from walking around the polo grounds and have a few bumps and bruises to prove it. My ...

  • 2 years ago | Coachella

    Lindsey Best There are a handful of diagnostic techniques used to assess the current state of my cancer. My blood is frequently analyzed for tumor markers of CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) and CA 19-9 (cancer antigen 19-9), both of which roughly i...