On the picture above you see the Søraas family. The picture is taken outside our flat in Oslo, Norway, in 2016. From the left to right, you see Lars, Naomi and Dyanne.
On March 5th 2015, Dyanne was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. She was only 30 years old, never smoked and lived healthily. She had just given birth to Naomi and was studying to become a qualified teacher.
Dyanne’s lung cancer was EGFR positive and the prognosis was poor. Following her diagnosis, I (Lars) devoted my life to finding a cure for her. We traveled many places in search of the best treatments, we connected with leading researchers, doctors and other patients along the way. Over the subsequent years, Dyanne received a range of different treatments to try to control the cancer (targeted therapy, immunotherapy, radiation, chemotherapy…). Some of these helped, others did not. Sadly, despite our efforts, Dyanne passed away on January 18th 2020.
This blog documents our near 5 year cancer journey. We hope it can be of use for others facing similar situations.
Greetings from Oslo,