Shock cancer diagnosis for Scrubs star as he welcomes new baby

Shock cancer diagnosis for Scrubs star as he welcomes new baby

February 6, 2019

Scrubs star Sam Lloyd – who fans of the medical sitcom will remember as hapless but lovable lawyer Ted Buckland – has been diagnosed with cancer of the brain and lung just weeks after the birth of his first child.

The 55-year-old at first ascribed his sudden weight loss to the natural wear and tear on a new parent, but a check-up revealed a mass on the actor’s brain which required immediate surgery.

Doctors were unable to remove the tumour, and found further growths on Sam’s live, spine and jaw.

Because of the ruinous cost of healthcare in the US, friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help Sam and his wife Vanessa pay his medical bills and related expenses.

The explanation on the page reads:

Midway through January, Sam began to experience headaches and he had lost 10 pounds.

He figured the headaches were caused by the lack of sleep that came along with his new role as Daddy, and the weight loss seemed like it could easily be the byproduct of a busy schedule –

Sam had spent the better part of 2018 going back and forth to Vermont to care for his ailing mother, Marianna.

He helped her make the move to assisted living and he cleaned out the family home of 50+ years – no small task, indeed.

On Thursday, January 17th, as his headaches grew stronger, Sam decided to go to the doctor.

The doctor thought the pain might be sinus-related so he ordered a CT Scan.

The scan revealed a mass on Sam’s brain. Within a day, he was in brain surgery. Unfortunately the tumor was too intertwined so the surgeons couldn’t remove it.

By Sunday, Sam and Vanessa were informed that the cancer in his brain had metastasized from his lungs. Further scans showed the cancer was also in his liver, spine, and jaw.

“As Sam and Vanessa face the challenges ahead, they will both have to put working on hold.

“There will be a range of medical, childcare, and other expenses. We are asking for your help so our dear Sammy can use the time ahead to GET HEALTHY, spend time with his wife, his new son, and his wonderful friends.”

Within its first day the crowdfunding programme is very close to reaching half of its $100,000 goal.

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