A local Univision presenter is back in front of the cameras in the morning after participating in a clinical trial to fight testicular cancer.
Luis Gomez, 40, was full of energy as he spoke with DailyMail.com on Thursday morning, just a couple of hours after completing his third "Awakening." [‘Waking Up’] broadcast from his return to the New York City station after a break of almost three months.
If it depended on him, he would also have faced the half-day and afternoon spots of Univision 41 later that day.
After all, he has been given a second chance in life and wants to spread simple words & # 39; to all who have offered their support and to those who could be in their shoes.
Luis Gómez was diagnosed with cancer in October 2017. In June 2018 he took a break after undergoing a clinical trial. He returned on Tuesday for the morning newscast with Yisel Tejada (pictured)
Gomez, 40, was full of energy as he spoke with DailyMail.com on Thursday morning
He was welcome to work again on Tuesday after taking a three-month break while recovering from a clinical trial to remove his liver cancer.
"The message is very simple, the message is that you do not stop living while you breathe," said Gómez.
Because if you decide that there is no possibility when you receive devastating news, there is no hope. In that moment you are dead. You are breathing but you are not doing anything although you can still do so much. We have to go while we can. "
Gomez, an industry veteran of 18 years, detected a small mass in the left testicle while showering in September 2017. He thought it would be better to schedule a visit with a urologist. Approximately three weeks later, he was diagnosed with stage 1 testicular cancer.
The native of Mexico suffered a tumor in the left testicle that was removed on October 18, and in a matter of days was behind the desk anchoring his normal point from 5 to 7 in the morning.
Gómez with his wife Elizabeth appear in the photo after the tumor was removed from his left testicle on November 18
Gomez and his wife Elizabeth are seen here in a game of the New York Yankees
Gomez ran the New York Marathon 2017 weeks after he underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from a testicle
Gomez is described recovering from treatment with his mother Karin, who lives in Mexico
Surprisingly, Gomez completed the 2017 New York City marathon in just 3 hours and 52 minutes.
However, one month after running the marathon, a TAC on December 6 revealed a setback since the cancer had spread to his lung and liver.
The news was particularly difficult for his parents, who live in Mexico, his two brothers and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth, who recently completed his fellowship in general surgery.
"For the first time, the word" death "entered my mind and fear completely invaded me," Gomez recalled of those tense moments once the doctors ruled that they were worsening to stage 3C.
"I had lost hope, but not faith." I hope, in the sense that I did not know if I was going to live and I saw it as difficult, "Gómez added during the telephone interview.
But the 'Heart of a Warrior', as his colleagues at Univision 41 called it, simply could not give up.
As of December, Gómez had seven rounds of chemotherapy. I had it every 21 days and finished it in March 2018.
A test in May found a recurrence of liver cancer, revealing an area of six centimeters to be treated.
Gomez has always made sure to keep his viewers updated in his battle against cancer
Gómez, in the hospital, said: "It is a daily battle, daily, be happy, live day by day & # 39;
Gomez still hoped to know that he could not disappoint the same people who supported him.
He enrolled for a clinical trial in June that required a much stronger chemotherapy session and included infusion of stem cells.
He took a three-month break from the cameras and returned on Tuesday.
The clinical trial reduced the area of the liver to only two centimeters. Even so, Gomez will have to return to the hospital in the next two weeks to have part of his liver removed.
He now lives day by day instead of thinking about what the future holds.
Just a week ago, his doctor told him that he had a 50 percent chance of being cured.
"You can not think," well, I'm going to die, my life stops here, "said Gomez.
"On the contrary, you have to understand that there are possibilities, focus on that, it is a daily battle, be happy, live day by day … and not in the future because if you start thinking about the future, you will fall into a monotony. in which you will notice that there is no future ".