He's just announced that his battle with Stage Four Pancreatic cancer is almost over, but he intends to continue working until the end
Ron Smith Health Update 11-17-2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Ron Smith and WBAL Radio
WBAL’s Voice of Reason for 26 years, Ron Smith told listeners this morning that he’s looked at the big picture in his battle against Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and has decided that he will not follow through on additional chemotherapy to fight the disease.
“After consultation among all those involved it was determined that additional chemotherapy was a futile way to go…..there isn’t going to be any miracle. I’m okay with it.”
Ron telling listeners he plans on continuing to do his show as long as possible.
"The first thing we have as advertised is a health update for me. I am no longer on chemotherapy. After consultations it was determined that was a futile way to go. And therefore I have ceased, that there won’t be a second round of chemotherapy instead what we are doing is palliative care that that will result down the road in home hospice care.
So the idea of some miracle with a stage 4 pancreatic cancer, well there isn’t going to be any miracle. And this is a decision that was reached and agreed upon among everyone concerned
It is the best thing under the circumstances and I’m okay with it. There is no way of predicting how long I’m going to be functioning so we’re sort of playing it by ear from this time forward.
I’ll be on the air as I can, and as long as I can.
And I guess that about covers it."