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Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1996. At that time, she had a lumpectomy followed by radiation, and since then has been cancer free.
Jane is in her last year of a three year MDiv program at AMBS (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries). Toward the beginning of the month of December, Jane began experiencing a cough and tiredness, and shortness of breath. She saw her doctor in Toledo and her doctor ordered some tests. Those tests led to a liver biopsy on December 23, 2009 which showed several issues with her liver, an enlarged liver, elevated liver enzymes and lesions on the liver. Because of the enlarged liver Jane had shortness of breath and pain when breathing, and a persistent cough. The week between Christmas and New Years was spent waiting for the pathology report to come back so the doctors could figure out what to treat.
On January 4th, 2010, Jane was admitted to Toledo Hospital and began a series of tests to rule out problems in various areas of her body. Toward mid week, the pathology report came back from Cleveland Clinic and it was determined that Jane has a type of breast cancer, which is also in her liver. The doctors have determined that this cancer is a different one than the cancer she had in 1996.