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Dana's Cancer Fund

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On April 14th, Dana was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of ovarian cancer called Carcinosarcoma. Within one week it had aggressively grown which blocked her bowels. She had emergency surgery on April 22nd to remove the tumors only to find that the cancer had spread throughout her abdomen and bowels. Doctors did not remove all of the tumors during the first surgery because that would have required the complete removal of her bowel system and delayed the option of chemo.

After a week of recuperating at Kaiser, she was sent home, but is unfortunately unable to eat any solid food. For the next 6 weeks she will receive her nutrition via an I.V. line called a T.P.N. In addition, Dana is also undergoing chemotherapy and will require another surgery in the near future. Dana has a great support system of family and friends to help her, but she does required around the clock in-home care.

Dana is self-employed and recently took over her Father's business after he retired. She was just getting started on building her business when we were all shocked by this awful news. Unfortunately, Dana's cancer is what doctors refer to as "chronic" which means it will continue to be recurring even if she if she is able to get this into remission. Due to her major emergency surgery and chemo, Dana is currently unable to work for the foreseeable future. During this time of no income and the increasing medical expenses, we are asking her family, friends and network to donate what they can to help Dana cover ongoing medical costs and her loss of income.
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Thank you to everyone that has donated and sent well wishes to Dana. She has been home for a week now and is resting as comfortably as possible. There’s not much more to update other than we are incredibly sad as we watch her getting weaker and sleeping more each day. She did get another visit from her kitties yesterday so that was nice.
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Update:

This is Meitra, Dana’s sister. I wanted to start off by thanking everyone for their support and generous donations. Our family is blown away by everyone’s generosity.

As you all know, Dana was diagnosed just over a month ago with what we were told was ovarian cancer. We have recently learned that she was misdiagnosed and actually has a very rare abdominal cancer called sarcomatoid mesothelioma. Many know that this is typically caused by exposure to asbestos. We do not know when or where she was exposed, if even at all. Her type of cancer is so rare that only 200 people are diagnosed a year. Dana will start a new, targeted chemo later next week that will be very hard on her body. We ask that you all keep her in your thoughts and pass the word of her go fund me if you can. Every bit helps as you can imagine how expensive healthcare is given her circumstances. Thank you!
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This is Meitra, Dana’s sister. I wanted to start off by thanking everyone for their support and generous donations. Our family is blown away by everyone’s generosity.

As you all know, Dana was diagnosed just over a month ago with what we were told was ovarian cancer. We have recently learned that she was misdiagnosed and actually has a very rare abdominal cancer called sarcomatoid mesothelioma. Many know that this is typically caused by exposure to asbestos. We do not know when or where she was exposed, if even at all. Her type of cancer is so rare that only 200 people are diagnosed a year. Dana will start a new, targeted chemo later next week that will be very hard on her body. We ask that you all keep her in your thoughts and pass the word of her go fund me if you can. Every bit helps as you can imagine how expensive healthcare is given her circumstances.
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