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Jun 18, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated on Gina's journey in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
On Sunday, May 26, 2019 Gina was having a hard time breathing. We determined the best plan was to take her to the hospital to see if the COPD she had been diagnosed with in April needed a different form of treatment. She was admitted to the Franciscan Healthcare Munster Hospital where it was discovered that there was significant amount of fluid around her left lung and a mass on her pancreas.
On Tuesday, May 28th they performed a thoracentesis procedure to remove the fluid from around the lung and a biopsy of the mass on her pancreas. We received the results back on Thursday, May 2 that the mass on the pancreas was benign but the fluid surround the left lung is cancerous.
As a result of the cancer being in the fluid surround the lung, she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer.