The event -- the first
It will take place at the
In the years since, Arbuckle has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and survived a massive surgery as the cancer has repeatedly disappeared and returned.
Shortly before being married
But the treatments weren't making enough of a difference, and in
"With Jace's cancer, the cells mutate into untouchable things, they get stronger and stronger," said
After the surgery, she said, "everything that could go wrong did."
Before the operation,
He spent more than four months gaining strength in hospitals before being released in time for Christmas 2012.
The following October, Arbuckle went in for a checkup and tumors were discovered on his esophagus. After undergoing proton radiation, he returned for scans this past February and appeared to be cancer-free.
But when he went back for a routine scan last week, doctors detected tumors on the back of his thoracic wall. Hearing that the cancer was back was hardly news for Arbuckle.
"I think by now I expect bad things, so I more just look for what I want to do next," he said.
The veteran patient and his team of doctors will meet Wednesday to plan their next battle.
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