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Mar 21, 2018
In mid February 2018, Maureen was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. She had been suffering since the previous spring from a painful rare auto immune disease called mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). It attacked her mouth and was resistant to all drug attempts to subdue it. In retrospect, the undetected cancer may have interfered with her immune system's ability to use the drugs to knock down the MMP. Recently five daily infusions of immunoglobuln may have begun to provide some relief, combined with the chemo subduing the cancer to some extent.
The 2nd of three chemo treatments took place in mid March. Three weeks later a 3rd chemo infusion will be followed by a PET scan to access the appropriateness of surgery. Afterwards, there would be another round of chemo therapy.
Maureen is strong physically, emotionally and spiritually. Please check in along the journey for reports on Maureen's progress. And join us in this battle as science is boosted by your prayers to return Maureen to good health.