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Early January they discovered a bump on Becky's arm. The bump started to grow at a rapid pace and eventually required a doctors visit. On 4-6-17 the oncology doctor gave us the bad news that the bump on her arm was a soft-tissue cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. The type of rhabdomyosarcoma is Alveolar. The tumor on her arm is a stage 2 group 3 tumor, which means it is an agressive tumor that can sread rapidly. To fight this the doctors have decided that Becky needs to have chemo right away and that she needs to attend once a week for 13 weeks straight and then chemo as need for up to 43 weeks!!! Every third week she will be hospitalized for 5 days. If the chemo goes as planned and shrinks the tumor we will be going to UCSF at the end of the 13 weeks and have the tumor removed. The tumor is on a nerve in her arm which makes the surgery tricky in it self. She has been brave and still tries to keep a smile on her face. Becky is only 4 years old and is in the biggest fight of her life. This page has been set up for those who wish to follow Becky in this journey. Becky had surgery on July 11, 2017 to remove the tumor, they were able to get most of it but required them to remove a large portion of her muscle in her left arm. Sadly, one of the swabs taken at that time was still positive for cancer. Becky is a trooper she stays positive through it all and despite not having that muscle she still is able to dance and play using her left arm more than they thought she would be able too. She is going to start 6 weeks of radiation soon and will continue have chemotherapy for 48 weeks.