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Dr. Edwards declared cancer free

To the editor:

In December 2019, I wrote a letter to the editor sharing news that Dr. Joel Edwards was undergoing cancer treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (throat cancer).  After eight weeks of intense treatment, including 35 radiation sessions, seven chemo-therapy injections, one hospitalization, and thousands of prayers, he is cancer free.

On Wednesday last week, Joel had his six-month post treatment PET scan. The results showed that his tongue, throat, tonsil, and lymph nodes were all clear.  With hard work, his stubborn determination, and overwhelming love and support from family, friends, and our community – Joel is back at work.

This community has been an extended family to both of us. Thank you for your cards, thoughts, prayers and support.

Beth Edwards

Mocksville