Race to benefit cancer research
Last updated 8/22/2018 at Noon
Amie Parker finally went to the doctor.
Parker, a runner with an active lifestyle, had been dealing with a persistent cough that would not go away.
During an April 2017 appointment, the doctor told Parker her cough likely was due to one of three reasons allergies, asthma or acid reflux.
Various medications and treatments didn’t alleviate Parker’s symptoms and in October a chest X-ray and CT scan were ordered. Parker was referred to a a lung specialist.
The tests revealed a diagnosis that stunned Parker and her family.
The doctor told Parker she had stage-four lung cancer.