In many cancer centers the custom of ringing the bell marks the end of active treatment for cancer. Today MarySue had her thirty-fourth and final radiation treatment for lung cancer. Immediately after that treatment, the Zangmeister Cancer Center staff invited her to "ring the bell" to celebrate.
We realize that the cancer fighting effects of chemotherapy and radiation will continue for several weeks after active treatment. Thus, we may not know for some time what the results of treatment have been, but she is already experiencing less coughing and easier breathing. We look forward to the results of a CT scan scheduled for the last week of November.