Megan Massa

First post: 2/11/2016 Latest post: 4/24/2016
Megan is 29 year old beautiful, kind, smart, selfless woman. She is a mother of two beautiful children, Jaxon, 4 and Mia,1. She is an amazing fiancé (soon to be wife) to Devin, a wonderful daughter, grand-daughter, sister, and friend. She would be the first person to help, as well volunteer Devin, to help their friends and family with anything. She is always a person you can depend on and is a pillar of strength to those around her with her astonishing faith, attitude, and inner strength. That strength is what is going to get her through this journey.

It started with a routine visit to the doctor on 1/15/16 for what she thought was a common illness. During the exam they found a mass in her abdomen area and after an ultra sound it was estimated to be 13cm x 12cm x 10cm, which was bizarre because 10 months ago she had a procedure done by laparoscopic surgery and they said that everything looked great at that point. They were not sure what it was but knew it had to come out. She had surgery on 1/19/16 to remove the mass which was wrapped around her right ovary, so they removed the ovary as well. The mass was sent for a biopsy. When the biopsy came back on 1/21/16 they diagnosed Meg with ovarian caner and referred her to Anschutz in Denver. She had a CT scan on 1/25/16 and her first consult on 1/26/15. This was the first good news, the CT scan came back clean! The pathology was not back yet which meant that is was most likely a rare type of cancer. So there were still not many answers as to what was next and what the treatment plan would be. On 2/4/16 Anschutz confirmed that it was Large Cell Neuroendocrine Cancer of the Ovary. It is indeed a very rare and very aggressive type of cancer. Megan had a PET scan and MRI on 2/8/16 and another consult on 2/9/16. At that consult we got more good news! The cancer had not spread at all, no more surgery was needed and she could start chemotherapy right away. She will do 6 cycles of cisplatin and etoposide chemo. Days one, two and three of chemo and days 4-21 of recovery and rest.  There will be scans periodically to check if the chemo is helping and nothing is spreading. Meg started chemo on 2/11/16.

She continues to keep up her spirit, faith, and strength; and is taking all the prayers and positive thoughts that can be sent her way. She is not letting this define her or change who she is and will always be an amazing mother, wife, daughter, grand-daughter, sister, and friend.  Meg appreciates all the love and support but having to send hundreds of texts and calls is overwhelming so we will update here as we get updates; however, she loves encouraging and inspiring messages and texts! Some amazing friends and support are designing shirts that we will be selling as a fundraiser to help with needs which will link both here soon. 

One way to help out Megan and her family as she is going through her chemotherapy with its attendant side effects (namely fatigue and nausea) is to sign up to bring or have meals or groceries delivered to their home.  Here is their Meal Train link:  https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/897035. (https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/897035.)

Thanks to all and watch for updates!
(https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/897035.)

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