Cancer has returned...

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Raised by 53 people in 67 months
UPDATE:

I had a PET scan in February of 2016 which showed a small node in my right cervical.  In a follow-up scan in April 2016 there is a new spot in the original cancer site but now deeper back near my carotid artery and the small node in the right cervical has now turned into a large cluster.  I am scheduled to have surgery on May 27, 2016, to remove the spot in my sinus and a right neck dissection to remove all the lymph nodes on that side.  There is a possibility that they may also have to remove my right jugular vein.  I have been on disability for the last 3 years and, in addition, have been working part-time to survive.  I am expected to have a 10 day recovery period if they don't have to remove my jugular, much longer if they do.  After surgery they plan to re-stage my tumors and proceed with a plan that may include more chemo and radiation beginning approximately 4 weeks after surgery.  Prayers are much needed and greatly appreciated as my chances of survival are greatly reduced.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
xoxo
Karin  

Original story;
I was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer on February 13, 2013, called Invasive Sinonasal Undifferenciated Carcinoma (a/k/a SNUC). I will require follow-up medical treatments for the rest of my life because with this type of cancer you are never diagnosed as cured. It can come back at any time to any location in my body. It is an extremely aggressive cancer that if not caught within a year is almost always terminal. You can read my story at www.snuc-cancer.org. I was also diagnosed with a brain tumor attached to the back of my brain called meningioma. I am currently on disability and medicaid has placed me on a medically needy status - which means I am responsible for the first $1,900 of my medical bills - MONTHLY. Any proceeds not used to pay my medical bills will be donated for cancer research to help find a cure for this terrible disease. Thank you!!

www.snuc-cancer.org

My goal is to financially help others in need and help fund cancer research. I was informed today (4/25/13) that I have a 60% chance of surviving this cancer and that if it came back for any reason - there would be nothing they could do to help me. Funding is urgently needed to find a cure. Please help!!!
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As of my latest scan, I am once again cancer free!! I had a 1 in 20% chance of survival. My next scan is in May. I am so thankful for all your support. It was definitely much harder the second time around but also definitely worth every second.
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I'm scheduled to get my new mask made on the 8th, guess this means they are radiating me again.
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I had my post-op appointment at Moffitt yesterday and was told that the spot that came back in the original site in my left sinus is SNUC again and out of the 17 lymph nodes that were removed from my right side neck, 2 were cancer. My surgeon is meeting with the tumor board next week, along with my radiologist and my previous oncologist to discuss my treatment plan and I will be meeting with them the week after that.
An update on my husband, he was flown via Bayflight to Bayfront St. Petersburg on Sunday because he suffered a stroke. He will be in the hospital for at least 10 more days, so please keep him in your prayers.
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I was told that the cluster in my right neck had been the size of an egg by the time they took it out. The tube was removed from my neck (rather painfully) and I was released to go home Sunday afternoon from the hospital. I will be seeing the doc in the next week or so.
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Jessica Holmes
27 months ago

You are so strong and I just know you will beat this for the second and most importantly LAST TIME!!! Don't ever give up your way too amazing of a woman to do that!!!

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