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Andrea Spano's Breast Cancer Fund

$5,655 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 16 months
On May 18, 2017, just 2 days after celebrating her 40th birthday, Andy was doing her normal self breast exam and noticed an unsual lump in her breast she contacted her PCP who ordered her a mammogram and ultrasound.  After having that done it was determined that there are lumps and a tumor deep in the breast tissue. A biopsy was completed and on June 13, 2017 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and now has to undergo surgery on July 18, 2017.

The type of breast cancer Andy has is called Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). Early detection is key for this type of invasive cancer. In Andy's case it is in its earliest stage but as a result of the cancer she has to have a Double Mastectomy and full reconstructive surgery.

This surgery is very extensive and will require Andy to be off work for the minimum of 8 weeks. We are hoping to raise enough money to help with medical and living costs. All money raised will go towards helping her not stress about all these expenses. Any extra money raised will go directly to The Pink Fund to help support others with breast cancer. 

Thank you for all your help!!

For more information on DCIS go to   http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dcis/basics/definition/con-20031842
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Hello friends and family! We have so many great things to update you on!! Yesterday, Andy had two appointments, the first since surgery. Her breast surgeon informed her that the 3 lymph nodes (removed during surgery) were all negative, all breast tissue was removed with no invasive cancer found. Her cancer was contained and had not spread to any other areas. She is now, officially % CANCER FREE and no radiation treatments are needed!! Then her plastic surgeon ended up removing the drains they placed for swelling (she complained about their discomfort regularly) and cleared her to finally be able to shower (this meant so much her!). Starting next week, the plastic surgeon will begin breast reconstruction, which will mean weekly visits to his office through September. Once reconstruction is complete, her next surgery will be scheduled in late September early October. Needless to say, yesterday was full of wonderful blessings. Prayers have been answered and once again we want to thank you all for continuing to pray, support and send love as she recovers. It means everything to her and our family! #AndysArmy
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Hello friends and family! Just a quick update, Andy recovers a bit more everyday. The drainage from her tubes is lighter in color and lessons each time they are checked, both are very good signs. Right now it's all about healing, pain management and staying on schedule with antibiotics.
Next update will be Wednesday when she finds out the results to her pathology report and she's looking forward to possibly having the drains removed. Keep the prayers coming and the good vibes flowing that cancer hasn't spread to her lymph nodes!! Thank you all for the continued love and support we so desperately need at this time. We appreciate all you've done and continue to do!! #AndysArmy
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Hi friends and family!! We are happy to update everyone with great news. Andy is doing great so far! She does have a great deal of pain as to be expected but she is staying strong and managing well. She is eating well and still learning how to maneuver without the use of arms and chest, which has been the hardest adjustment for her. The simplest things are the biggest challenges. Please keep praying for her. Her road to recovery has just begun. Thank you all for all the love, support and generosity! Every little bit helps! # AndysArmy
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The breast removal portion of the surgery is over and went very well. The reconstructive surgeon is now doing his part. Will take another hour and a half or so followed by some recovery time before discharge. So far so good! Keep those prayers coming!
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