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Sunshine Shannon Schroeder’s Fight Breast Cancer

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35967674_154680460910535_r.jpegSHANNON SCHROEDER and her amazing story to fight cancer! She is a ray of sunshine to everyone she meets!

Shannon Schroeder:
At the age of 40, hearing you have breast cancer is not something you could ever prepare yourself for.  I have lived and  worked my entire life in the Beaumont Area.  I have 3 beautiful children, Cole who is 14, Cassidy 11, and Caylee 9, and I will fight for my life in order to see them grow up.  They are by far the best thing I have accomplished and enjoy in my life.  

Diagnosis
June 11, 2018, was the day I was told I had infiltrating mammary carcinoma,  along with regional lymph node metastasis.  Which is cancer cells that spread to new parts of the body.

Treatment Plan
• Being treated at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for breast cancer. Received chemotherapy every three weeks for 6 months.
On completion of chemotherapy, I will proceed with a mastectomy surgery January 2019, followed by 6-8 weeks of radiation therapy, and  also require and additional 8 treatments of immunotherapy after surgery/radiation and 5-10 years of oral endocrine therapy.

Shocking News 
• I can honestly say I will never forget December 5, 2018.  Not only is it the day we said our goodbyes to my grandmother, I received a phone call from my job of 14 years that I was being laid off and it was my last day of work, and my health insurance would be ending 2 days later with no option of Cobra.  If you could only imagine what was going through my mind at the time.  

How you can help
Donations will be used for:  Covering medical bills, and day to day living for my family.

New insurance requires displacement from my home and family
• I will have to stay in Houston for 6-8 weeks for daily radiation treatments Monday-Friday

Thank you for helping me in this fight with cancer! 

Shannon Schroeder
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Update: February 21, 2019

I visited the Oncologist and my chemotherapy will be postponed due to the infection I had. The doctor want to make sure that I am fully healed from the mastectomy before they start because we need everything to continue to go smoothly. I will be headed back to MD Anderson today to begin my radiation, and Monday will be the first night of the relocation from home due to radiation is everyday Monday-Friday. Not quite sure where yet I will be staying but I am pretty sure it will be an adventure. Radiation Treatment will last till April of this year, and Chemotherapy when it starts again will last a year.

Thank you, and I know I could never repay everyone for all the prayers and assistance, but I do promise I will try as soon as I am healthy enough to give back.

Shannon
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Today I was at MD Anderson and complete my simulation for radiation treatment. It is official I start my treatment on Friday February 22, 2019. I am still waiting to see about my living situation for the next 6 weeks I Houston by the Medical Center. I will also begin my new Chemotherapy treatment while I am undergoing Radiation. I am truly blessed for everything and everybody who has supported me throughout my journey. It is not quite over but closer today then I was yesterday. Thank you again for everything and if any new information arrives I will keep everyone informed. Have a wonderful day and we will talk again soon. HAPPY FRIDAY
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Update
Had an emergency surgery yesterday to remove some infection, and all of it got removed. They did have to remove the tissue expander but it's a good thing because he also was able to remove the dead tissue from first surgery. Please keep praying , because I know I am.

Shannon
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