Alex Meyer has maintained a positive outlook throughout his ordeal. (Photo submitted)

Alex Meyer has maintained a positive outlook throughout his ordeal. (Photo submitted)

Further chemotherapy or radiation required for Meyer

Cancer battle rages on for Chemainus firefighter

Chemainus firefighter Alex Meyer still isn’t in the clear in his cancer fight since returning home from Vancouver General Hospital in March.

The news isn’t bad, but not entirely good yet, either.

“Alex’s original lymphoma has gone but he has new lymph nodes that are still showing some glowing,” noted wife Ashley. “The glowing could just be inflammation. He will need to meet with a chest and lung specialist for a biopsy to test the lymph nodes. If the lymph nodes are inflammation he will need to do another year of chemo, but only once a month. If the biopsy shows the lymph nodes have cancer we will have to embark on the path of radiation.”

Further chemotherapy would be the preferable option, but Ashley said it could be up to a month before it’s known what path needs to be taken.

“Either way, still another long road ahead,” she confided.

Alex, diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in March of 2020, endured six months of chemotherapy that started last April and continued until Sept. 15. Chemotherapy commenced again in late November and finished on Jan. 18 year before he went to Vancouver General as an outpatient for several weeks while undergoing stem cell treatments.

Related story: Meyer happy to be home again following cancer treatments

Following the completion of treatments, he came back home and is awaiting what the next steps will be in the process.



Alex Meyer during his stay in hospital in Vancouver. (Photo submitted)

Alex Meyer during his stay in hospital in Vancouver. (Photo submitted)

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