Tony Ricciardi couldn't possibly anticipate that the tiny bump he felt under his collarbone could mean that he had one year left to live. But after discovering that bump, Tony was diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer.
By the time I met him, four years after that diagnosis, he was full of life and cancer free. When all had seemed hopeless and doctors had no answers, it was the innovative and compassionate treatment at Stanford that ultimately restored his hope and cured his cancer.
Tony's contagious spirit touched everyone who participated in his care. I feel lucky to have had the chance to meet him and share his story - which I do in the video above.
Previously: Former long-term smoker shares her lung cancer screening journey - part 1 and Lung cancer can affect anyone, but not everyone is listening