Bonnie Panasuk Bonnie Panasuk

First post: Sep 10, 2019 Latest post: Apr 21, 2020
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We have put on our armor and are preparing for battle.  Why Bonnie? She is one of the most healthy people we know !! She is so tough and if anyone can conquer this disease  it’s her  !! 

Yesterday was tough but hopeful at the same time  ..... we found out yesterday that Bonnie  is Stage 4 adeno carcinoma.  It is the most common type of lung cancer and most common in non smokers.  She is not a candidate for surgery or radiation.  They are doing mutation markers to see what the best treatment plan will be.  Best case scenario is she will be on an oral medication.  Second she will have to have immunotherapy every three weeks.  Last would be chemo and immunotherapy.  She will know results by September 18th.  

They are doing blood tests to check for mutations there as well and be sure about the treatments and can monitor when medications are started.  In the meantime, they will do a pet scan and mri of the brain-liver  as pet scans don't show anything in the brain or liver.  So that's all we know for now. 

Please pray for a best case scenario and that the mutation is a match ! 

In Bonnie’s own words .......