Maynard beats cancer


Sitting in his office the morning of March 31, Director of Enrollment Edward Maynard repeatedly tries to call his doctor but can’t get through. Twenty minutes later, he finally reaches his doctor who tells him that he’s cancer free.

“When I got off the phone, I just sat for five minutes to collect my thoughts,” Maynard said.

Maynard had a  PET scan on Monday, March 30 at Advanced Radiology to find out if he was cancer free. A PET scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning, according to Mayo Clinic.

Results usually take 24 hours to be sent to the patient’s doctor. Maynard called Advanced Radiology to see if the results were sent to his doctor. After getting off the phone with Advanced Radiology, he called his doctor.

“I was getting really frustrated that I couldn’t get ahold of him since I just wanted to know my results,” Maynard said.

That night, Maynard and his friends went to dinner to celebrate. Maynard has not decided if he is going to have a party to celebrate his health.

Maynard still has some side effects from the chemotherapy, such as numbness in his fingers and toes. In 6-9 months, he should not have any side effects and should be back to normal health.

“It has been a very long ordeal and we’re just hoping it’s all behind us,” Maynard said.

Sydney Kirwan is an In-Depth Editor for The Patriot and