Central Fla. man battles rare form of cancer
(BTLS Staff) KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A 27-year-old Central Florida man is fighting for his life and has taken to social media for help.
James Frazier was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Tumors – nearly two years ago. The treatment he needs is costly and he’s set up a GoFundMe account to raise money.
The tumors have formed on his liver, kidneys and almost every bone between his knees and elbow. To defeat the cancer Frazier is looking to a treatment called peptide receptor radiotherapy.
“It’s the only option left that can save my life,” he explains.
In most instances NCT attack the digestive system. Frazier’s has taken hold in other parts of the body and the tumors that have settled in his bones are the most painful.
For the past 22 months Frazier has received monthly infusions and injections which have caused shrinkage in a few of the growths. A recent scan taken in February showed growth in some tumors which indicates the treatment he was undergoing is not longer working.
Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy (PRRT) will significantly reduce the size of all tumors in Frazier’s body according to his doctors.
This treatment is new to the United States and is currently available only in Houston, Texas. The procedure requires four treatments – each costing a little more than $11,000 each – as well as two weeks of travel time.
Frazier’s insurance will help pay for travel and lodging, however it does not cover his treatment.
Click here to help via his GoFundMe page.
If you wish to stay away from the Internet, send donations to:
James W. Frazier
1265 West Donegan Ave. – Apt. H
Kissimmee, Fla. 34741