Billie Hruby

First post: Jul 15, 2022 Latest post: Apr 17, 2024
As many of you know Mom was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer which was discovered when she was sent to the hospital with fluid build up which compressed her lung and limited their functioning. She perked right up after the fluid was drained but the biopsy showed cancer cells in the fluid and a cat scan was ordered. There was an expectation that because of her history of breast cancer this would be the origin, but the scan showed a tumor on her lung. Her oncologist made clear that due to the progression, this was a terminal prognosis but with treatment her life could be extended. She was sent home and a PET scan and brain MRI was ordered and will happen end of July to determine extent of spread.

Mom wants to get a second opinion which has been scheduled at Dana Farber once the testing is complete. We are of course all anxious to hear what they have to say and are hopeful that with a cancer center of this caliber that she will be given the best treatment available.

She is grateful for all prayers in whatever form that takes for you and wishes for her extended health. 

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