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6/21/2016 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Bev was diagnosed with breast cancer in August, 2013 in Arizona. In November of that year she had a lumpectomy followed in December with radiation. In January, 2014 she began chemotherapy, which she finished in March 2015. By August she was already in Montana and experiencing pain that she thought was from scar tissue. She elected to have a double mastectomy and subsequent lab work revealed more cancer. Her oncologist said the kind of cancer she had was resistant to chemo so he suggested additional radiation over a six week period in the fall. She finished in November and in January 2016 went back complaining of more pain. Tests revealed the cancer had spread to her lungs and her doctor did not want to do any more treatment. We went to another oncologist in Post Falls, Idaho where Bev began oral chemo. In April she was complaining of headaches and we found a tumor had begun in the bone below her skull. She had cyberknife radiation (highly focused) which relieved the headaches. In June we returned for a CT scan and you can pick up her story in the journal entry for June 21st entitled "June 16th Oncology Visit."