Byline: Lisa Ingrassia
I have always been a “daddy’s girl”, so when my father was diagnosed with Stage IV base of the tongue cancer in late December of 2008 my entire life changed. The days following my Dad’s diagnosis are forever etched in my brain. Our family prepared for the fight of our lives. I quickly learned that when a cancer patient said he was “battling” cancer, he certainly was. The weeks of my Dad’s intensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments were grueling and often times testing.