Cycling injury interrupts kidney cancer treatments

by Dr. Ken Youner, ACKC medical director & survivor on November 20, 2010

Editor’s Note: The blog post below was originally posted by on Dr. Ken’s personal blog — DrKensBattlewithKidneyCancer Blog — on Nov. 4th. We have reposted here and anxiously await news on his status.

On October 2, I suffered a freak accident while riding my bike and fell and had severe cervical spinal cord trauma. I almost died but am now at Mt Sinai hospital spinal cord rehabilitation unit. The last month has been hellacious. My beloved daughter without whom I could not have survived is writing this for me.

I have made some progress in the past week so I am trying very hard to be positive, but it is very difficult. I don’t know when I will be able to post next but I truly miss talking to all my fellow kidney cancer survivors.

Because of the trauma i have had to stop my chemotherapy, and I am not sure what will happen. Hopefully I will be able to report back with better news soon.

Dr. Ken

6 Responses to “Cycling injury interrupts kidney cancer treatments”

  1. December 13, 2010 at 11:58 am, Dr. Ken Fights Back | ACKC said:

    […] on this blog. It is certainly not been my choice. The problem was that on October 2 I had a very severe accident on my bicycle while training for the second annual ride to raise money for the Cecile and Ken Youner fund for […]


    • January 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm, philip szot said:

      hey bud,
      it was good to see some progress in your health and recovery from your serious accident. i am here for ya pal.


  2. January 21, 2011 at 11:29 pm, philip szot said:

    it was a dramatic day in many ways friend


    • January 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm, philip szot said:

      we are friends forever doc. matt wishes you well too and my sis always says prayers for you.


  3. January 25, 2011 at 8:43 am, Leny Reyes said:

    Hi .. Thank you for Sharing Your thoughts ..
    It is interesting and informative ..

    More Power!!


  4. January 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm, philip szot said:

    philip szot,philip j szot,youner blog


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