It was October of 2013 and 56-year-old, Mark Curtis had a nagging cough that wouldn’t go away. So he made an appointment with his primary care physician for a check-up to find out what was going on.
In June of 2014, 71-year-old Betty Gammel, wife, mother and grandmother, went in for a scheduled mammogram. It had been nearly six years since she had a lump removed from her right breast.
For her 60th birthday, breast cancer survivor Molly Meisenheimer compiled a list of 60 people who had made a difference in her life. In a letter sent in September, Molly made it clear to Dr. C. Michael Jones, The Jones Clinic’s founder, that he tops her list.
Cancer was not a word that Mr. Johnston ever expected to hear in associate with his name. When he heard the diagnosis of non-small cell adenocarcinoma, his life was forever changed. He quit smoking and focused his attention on his health and treatment plan.
After a few visits to The Jones Clinic, it was clear he had found his care team.
It all started with lower back pain. In September of 2011, An MRI revealed a suspicious shadow on David Sullivan’s rib. His radiologist advised him to have it looked at. His friend at the time, now wife Susan, has been long time friends with Dr. Jones so she reached out to him right away. Dr. Jones ordered a PET Scan. The findings from the scan were undetermined so a biopsy was performed around the area close to his rib. Unfortunately, the biopsy results determined that he had non small cell adenocarcinoma and his prognosis did not look good. The primary lesion in his lung had metastasized to a large part of his bone structure and other organs.