Joseph Stepanski's Story

Liver Cancer Survivor

Joseph Stepanski's Story

𝑴𝒓. 𝑱𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒑𝒉 𝑺𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒌𝒊 has been seeing 𝑫𝒓. 𝑯𝒖𝒅𝒆 at 𝑶𝒏𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒚 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔 since September 2018. Joseph was in Mexico surfing with a group of his friends when he began to feel weak. Three weeks later, he went to the emergency room only to discover he had liver cancer.
Joseph's options were limited, as radiation and liver transplant were out of the equation. Hope became scarce as individuals told him to "get his affairs in order." Joseph got multiple medical opinions, but he decided to trust his care to Dr. Hude. "Dr.Hude knew our names. He never gave up on me and was truly invested in my health. I owe my life to him."
During Mr. Stepanski's initial treatment, he faced difficult side effects. Family and friends of Joseph hosted a benefit on his behalf where over 200 people came together to donate to his cause. When Joseph began immunotherapy he started slowly feeling like himself again. Joseph is now able to work and enjoy many of his hobbies.
"I am grateful for the whole journey. It changed the way I look at life, family and friends. You realize who really appreciates you. I look forward- not to the past. Everyday is God's work." Thank you Mr. Stepanski for sharing your story with us. 𝑻𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒓!