Retired Sailor overcomes bleak diagnosis, maintains positive attitude
Photo Credit: Stephanie Bryant, Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs
TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Daniel Shockley (right), a retired Sailor living on Oahu, meets with Lt. Col. Ronald Gagliano (center), chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery and director, Surgical Research, TAMC, and Nina Lum, certified wound, ostomy and continence nurse, TAMC, to discuss recovery and post-operative care following his proctocolectomy with ileostomy surgery, which removed portions of his large intestine to include the entire colon, rectum and anus. In mid-2012 Shockley was diagnosed with Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, a condition in which numerous polyps form mainly in the large intestine and increases the risk of colorectal cancer.
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