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Reverend Stanley Copeland

Annual Report - 1996-1997

Reverend Stanley Copeland
Tyler, Texas

Diagnosis:
Chronic myelogenous leukemia, 1986

Treatment:
Interferon for five years

Personal:
Graduated from Centenary College in Shreveport, St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO., and received doctorate from United Theology Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; senior pastor for Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler, married, two children


Interests:
Family outings, golf, tennis, hunting, fishing, swimming

"I'd gone for a regular medical checkup in the spring of 1986 when the doctor found a problem with my blood, then he told me I had chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). A few months later, I went to M. D. Anderson for an evaluation and learned there was a clinical study for patients with CML. After I took daily deep muscle injections of interferon for five years, the marker for my disease had disappeared. I haven't had any other treatment, and my doctor at M. D. Anderson says I'm doing fine and should remain in remission. Actually, I've never really felt sick. I think my experience with CML has helped me in providing counsel and comfort to my parishioners over the years. Certainly, I am most grateful for continuing good health."


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