Phil Bellinghausen Fights Stage 4 Cancer


Anyone that knows Phil, knows that he is a fun loving, hard working, boyfriend/partner to Karen, father and grandfather. 

He has a love for the ocean and his boat that words can not describe. 

This all changed when he became ill with severe stomach pain on Friday, November 15, 2019. 

Severe enough that he went to Baystate to get checked out and found out that he had a mass on his liver and pancreases.

Doctors perform a biopsy on the mass and revealed that it was, in fact, cancer. They also noticed while performing the biopsy his chest cavity was filled with more cancer. An x-ray confirmed what they saw. 

The biopsy aggravated the pancreases and he developed pancreatitis. Phil has been put on antibiotics to help with this infection and is responding well. 

While waiting to undergo an MRI to rule out any other areas of cancer, Phil has developed a bacterial infection in his blood and is unable to accept Chemo at this time. He will still be able to receive radiation treatments. Chemo won’t be an option until all bacteria and infections are cleared up. 

Phils final diagnosis is stage 4 small cell lung cancer with spreading the pancreases, liver and brain. 

While this is treatable, it is incurable.

Karen, his Girlfriend/Partner of 16 years, has not left his side one bit. She loves him dearly and is doing everything to get him the best care that she can. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, will be the first radiation treatment that Phil receives and Karen is forced to return to work to provide for the both of them. 

As many know, Phil is self-employeed and currently out of work with no income. 

Please consider donating to help Phil and Karen get through these difficult times while Phil receives treatment and fights cancer. 

Thank you all that have reached out to send well wishes to Phil and are praying for a quick recovery. 


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