The Edmond Sun

October 23, 2012

Karan Ediger

Karan Ediger
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Cancer is not a death sentence. I repeat: Cancer is not a death sentence.

Try telling that to someone just diagnosed whose prognosis is confusing at best. I want you to read some amazing stories inside.  Maybe you have been touched by cancer, or a parent, spouse, child or friend. In the pages of this section you will find stories ... Cancer Survivor Stories.

I write this with a little bit of knowledge about cancer. Most of you know I had stage 1 melanoma earlier this year. No, it wasn’t fun, but with the team of doctors I had I beat it. It’s required a lot of changes in my life, but the main thing I learned is life is truly a gift. Both of my parents are lung cancer survivors. This July we all went to the Grand Canyon and called it the Survivor Tour. Amazing how sometimes good things do come out of bad.

I realize that sometimes cancer does not have a happy ending. Our family has been affected in that way, too. I hope you will still continue to read these stories. I know it wasn’t easy, but you probably have a story, too.

Before I close I want to thank all of the people who worked on this project with us. We had a lot of doctors, nurses, etc., who contacted survivors on our behalf. Thank you to the survivors who shared their stories. All of you are amazing. Finally, thank you Dr. Julie and James Lowe. You both saved my life and for that I will forever be grateful.

KARAN EDIGER is publisher of The Edmond Sun.