Kacie Morris

First post: Dec 15, 2016 Latest post: Jan 23, 2017
Two years ago Kacie started itching during a visit to Florida. We
attributed it to pregnancy symptoms as she was 3 months pregnant with
our beautiful daughter. The itching never subsided and Kacie delivered
our daughter early. The OB hoped that our daughters birth would cause
Kacie's itching to end. The itching did not subside and after multiple
visits to several medical specialists Kacie was diagnosed with non-
Hodgkins Lymphoma (Primary Media Stinal B Cell Lymphoma (PMBCL)) in July
2015.  After 6 week long chemotherapy treatments (3 week cycles) over 5
months, Kacie had a residual mass that showed cancer activity in
December 2015. In February 2016 , specialist at the NIH reviewed the
pathology of Kacie's tumor and her PET scans. The Lymphoma experts
believed it was a non-cancerous side effect of chemotherapy commonly
seen in PMBCL patients. Several subsequent scans showed minimal change
to the residual mass until early September 2016, when a PET scan
indicated increased growth and activity. This was confirmed by a
subsequent CAT scan and biopsy. Furthermore, 2 smaller tumors began to
grow. Kacie was diagnosed with a rare form of Lymphoma called Gray Cell
Lymphoma, which means she has both Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
She recently underwent 2 cycles of RICE chemotherapy treatment beginning
in November 2016 and we are preparing for a stem cell transplant beginning January 3rd, 2017.

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