Dr. Neil Aldoroty: Four-time Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor
In October of 1993, Neil Aldoroty, MD, an accomplished, healthy, 47 year old doctor was stunned with the news he had Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. For 20 years while he was practicing he had annual medical check ups with lab work, chest X-rays, EKG’s , etc that always came back normal. He and his wife Karen took pride in their health. They watched what they ate, exercised by swimming and running every week, and had a wonderful mental and spiritual outlook on life. Immediately after Neil received this news he urgently reached out to Mike Montgomery, a childhood friend, who was the Men’s basketball coach in Stanford. At Stanford his entire medical history/chart was reviewed which collaborated his diagnosis of Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Neil and Karen, numb from shock, were unwilling to accept his fate.