Firefighter says Florida law helps him in fight with rare cancer

  • Source: WKMG-TV CBS 6 Orlando
  • Published: 10/27/2021 12:00 AM

31-year-old Clay Geiger of Lakeland understands the risks of a firefighter but he never imagined a rare cancer would put his life on the brink and a state law would help him pay for the medical treatments to fight it. “I didn’t have to worry about bills and mortgage and everything like that,” he said,”I was able to just focus on treatment and getting through it.” The combination of chemotherapy and radiation during the first 6- weeks of Geiger’s cancer treatment left him 25 pounds lighter than when he started the journey 6-months ago. “It’s like you’re going through survival mode where you’re just trying to continue to the next day, " he told News 6, “It was very tough.” Geiger was diagnosed with NK-T cell lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


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