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After many doctor visits, tests, scans, needles and surgeries Betty was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Tumor Syndrome in September 2015. This extremely rare condition causes multiple cancerous tumors mainly in the small intestines, ranging in size. It is a slow growing cancer, Praise the Lord! However it will never go completely away. Her treatment plan will require constant monoriting for new tumors that will need to be surgically removed as they occur.
August 9,2016, Betty is having her third surgery for this condition at Duke University Hospital. There is a tumor the size of a golf ball on the abdominal mesentary lining of her small intestines that requires surgery. She will also have part of her intesinal track removed and the surgeon will investigate her abdomen for more tumors and remove them if necessary. The location of this tumor is in a very intricle part of the mesentary lining at the root, where the aorta, lymphnodes and main blood vessels all meet.
We know Betty is in God's hands and ask that you bombard heaven with prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.