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Mom's Cancer Treatment

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Raised by 63 people in 16 months
Back in February of 2015, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in her left breast. Because she was only 40, it was recommended that she have a double mastectomy to prevent the cancer from coming back in the other breast later on in life.  In addition, all of the lymph nodes were removed from her left side. After surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, reconstructive surgery, and two additional surgeries due to complications with the radiated tissue during the healing process, we were finally past this physical/mental/emotional battle. Her cancer had been Triple positive: positive for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and HER2. Hormone therapy treatments can help prevent a return of the disease so she has been on a medication called tamoxifen which helps stop cancer from coming back by blocking hormone receptors.

However, we've recently found that she has now developed cancer in several bones and also in her liver, derived from the original cancer and also triple positive. And so our journey begins all over again. But this time, the financial commitment is much greater. 

She will be taking an aromatase inhibitor to actually stop estrogen production and force her body into menopause.

Update: medications have changed. “Ibrance” has not been FDA approved for mom’s type of cancer. Starting intravenous therapy and eventually surgery will take place to remove her ovaries and further reduce hormone-responsive growth.

Any amount in donation helps. Please see the links provided for more information about what we're facing, and please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.


https://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-types-er-positive-her2-positive

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-167704/ibrance-oral/details
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Mom spent Christmas in the hospital and will remain there until Friday most likely. Her lymphedema which was caused by removal of her lymph nodes (the ones that contained cancer cells), causes her arm to swell due to unrecycled lymphatic fluid. Usually she can simply wrap her arm and elevate it to get the swelling to go down. This time it was painful, red, warm to the touch, and stubborn. She ended up with an infection and a fever of 102. She is on IV antibiotics this week and recovering. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
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Huge thank you to everyone who has been donating and spreading the word!!! Please please please keep sharing this fundraiser!
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Update: mom’s insurance does NOT cover the medication Ibrance, made by Pfizer.
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Come bowling with us Nov 26th at noon! Email me or text me for the location and further info!
Lindsey.germann@n2pub.com
727-339-8916
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