Father of 2 Said He Never Lost Hope When He Was Diagnosed With 98 Brain Tumors

“I had probably the worst cancer diagnosis you can have, and I’m still here.”

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Those are the words of 46-year-old Leland Fay, who was forced to deal with the heartbreaking diagnosis that he had 98 tumors in his brain.

The father of two from Denver, Colo., said he was caught completely off guard when he got the diagnosis in 2012.

“The initial reaction was shock,” he told InsideEdition.com. "I was very shocked and devastated by the news.”

Fay said he had an irregular spot on his head that was diagnosed as an aggressive form of melanoma. Months later, doctors discovered the cancer had spread, with tumors emerging in his stomach, liver and lungs.

By fall of 2012, doctors told him they had found 98 tumors growing in his brain.

Over the next months and years, Fay was had several hours-long radiation treatments, brain surgery, and countless scans and appointments.

But, Fay said he never lost hope and instead stayed strong for his two sons Connor and Derek, who were only 5 and 8 years old at the time.

“It’s one day at a time,” he explained. “We’ve always been really honest with our boys. We always kind of let them know what was really happening and to just enjoy the days we have together.”

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Doctors said Fay’s latest brain scan is clean, and while they are hesitant to determine he is cancer-free, they said he’s beaten the odds.

“I’m just kind of surviving one day at a time,” Fay said. “We hope that things are gonna be great but there’s no guarantee at this point. This is kind of the new normal.”

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