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Read about Donald's journey through two years of his postings at the patientsforum.com.
Donald had Salivary Duct Adenocarcinoma which is frequently described as the most aggressive of the parotid cancers. It is also very rare. It only occurs about .2% of the time. At the time of his diagnosis there were approximately 145 cases described in the English language.
St. Petersberg Times obituary:
DOLBY, DONALD ALLEN, 52, of Hudson, died Thursday (Feb. 16, 2006) at
home. Born in San Jose, Calif., he came here in 1994. He was a retired
Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant with 28 years of service, and a
former police officer for Zephyrhills Police Department. He was a life
member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hernando Beach, and a member of 1st
Marine Division Association. Survivors include his wife, Debra; three
sons, Staff Sergeant Ryan, United States Marine Corps, and Tyler and
Hunter, both of Hudson; a daughter, Nicole, Hudson; his father, William
Dolby, Central Point, Ore.; and a sister, Margaret Pinkham, San Jose,
Calif. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.