#DefineYourself Podcast

Fearlessly Facing Terminal Illness with Terry Tucker

March 18, 2021 Terry Tucker Episode 32
#DefineYourself Podcast
Fearlessly Facing Terminal Illness with Terry Tucker
Show Notes

Terry Tucker, thttps://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Excellence-Principles-Uncommon-Extraordinary/dp/1951129512/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Sustainable+Excellence&qid=1615920153&sr=8-1 he author of Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life, started his battle with cancer in 2012 when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Acral Lentiginous Melanoma.  Tucker’s cancer is so rare that only about 6,500 people are diagnosed with this form of malignancy in the U.S. each year.

By the time Tucker’s melanoma was detected, it had metastasized to a lymph node in his groin.  

Tucker was treated at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

After two surgeries, Tucker was put on a weekly injection of the drug Interferon for four years and seven months before the Interferon became so toxic to his body that Tucker ended up in the Intensive Care Unit with a fever of 108 degrees. 

Unfortunately, Tucker’s cancer experience hasn't ended. The melanoma that had plagued him for over six years returned in 2017, and his only treatment option was the amputation of most of my left foot in 2018. 

The cancer reemerged again in 2019, requiring multiple operations. 

Recently, Tucker’s doctor advised him that more than likely, he is coming to the end of his life. But he refused to be a victim of this malignancy and has a spirit of determination that will inspire you to face any challenge in your life head on!  


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·        Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles to Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life 


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