Lake Charles TV meteorologist returns home after 40-day Houston stay for radiation treatment

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- For astir 40 days, a southwest Louisiana tv meteorologist kept moving from afar during his ongoing conflict against colon cancer. Now, he's headed location to proceed the fight, but he'll beryllium backmost in-studio.

We met Ben Terry, a meteorologist for KPLC-TV Lake Charles, past period arsenic he worked remotely from his Houston edifice room.

While each dose of radiation took lone minutes astatine Houston Methodist Radiation Oncology, helium had to amusement up each weekday for the treatment. The two-and-a-half hr one-way travel from location wasn't feasible, truthful helium did his regular broadcasts for southwest Louisiana remotely. On Thursday, Terry took his past dose, but it wasn't the extremity of his fight.

"After you've been done 28 treatments, your assemblage starts to announcement it," Terry said. "It's much of an interior benignant symptom and fatigue. But today, I got an added boost of vigor due to the fact that it was the past one."

Terry became affectional arsenic helium rang the survivors doorbell situated conscionable extracurricular the attraction room.

"We're going to ringing it out," helium said arsenic helium held backmost tears. "Ring this doorbell 3 times. It's tally its course, and I'm connected my way."

Terry's doc revealed a spot of promising quality conscionable earlier that moment. His latest scans showed the tumor wrong his assemblage had already shrunk by 60%. The extremity is to trim its size truthful surgeons tin region it soon.

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The crab diagnosis came precocious past year, which was already a sedate situation for Terry and the full southwest Louisiana region.

His location was destroyed by Hurricane Laura portion helium was evacuated to Baton Rouge on with astir of his tv presumption colleagues. The distant upwind forecasting helium did portion successful Baton Rouge whitethorn person been a drastic, yet indispensable measure, but it became a bully signifier tally for his Houston edifice country setup.

"You deliberation you're conscionable going successful for a regular process and you extremity up uncovering retired you person cancer," Terry said past month. "That was not expected aft what we'd conscionable been done with the hurricane play and present this."

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Once helium was diagnosed, doctors tried chemotherapy, but it wasn't effective.

Despite fatigue and the broadside effects of chemo, helium plans to support moving until his country is scheduled.

He'll conscionable beryllium doing it from Lake Charles again.

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