Last week Erma had a full body PET scan and needle biopsy of the mass in her right lung. Today she met with her oncologist to go over the results and discuss a treatment plan. She has stage IV adenocarcinoma of the lung which has metastasized to her bones and lymph nodes. As of now this type and stage of cancer is not considered curable. With successful treatment the tumors can be shrunk and prolong her life. She will begin chemo next Wednesday. Each round of chemo will be every three weeks for a total of 3 times. After the last treatment she will have a chest x-ray to determine if the masses are shrinking and then determine the next steps.
Even with insurance, cancer treatment is pricey. The days of work missed, driving back and forth to treatments, and the many medications that are going to be needed are just a few of the costs that are going to add up. The last thing Erma needs to be worrying about right now is money. She needs to be able to focus all of her energy on keeping herself healthy.
Erma has always been a proud, strong-willed, independent woman. Therefore, I didn't even ask her permission about startng this page. I knew what the answer would be. If you are able to make a donation it would be very much appreciated. If you cannot, I completly understand and only ask for prayers. Erma has quite the fight ahead of her but with her family and friends by her side, I have no doubt that she will keep her head high and carry on with dignity, Thank you for all your support.
- Karen Clark
- Pam Husk
- Terry McCollam
- Jeanie Parris
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