Thank you for visiting Megan's Caring Bridge site. Here you will find a short summary of Megan's battle with cancer. The journals will be used to update loved ones on Megan's current fight. Please, leave positive and uplifting comments, as you feel moved to do so.
September 1979 - Megan was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 4 weeks of age. This is a childhood cancer that inflicts the retina with tumors. Treatment, at the time, consisted of lasers and radiation. 1985 - Megan is considered to be in remission. 20?? - Megan was diagnosed with a malignant phyllodes breast tumor. She was treated with surgery. 2009 - Megan was diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma in the sinuses located where the nose meets the eyes. Treatment consisted of surgery and radiation. Clean margins during surgery could not be guaranteed, due to lack of available tissue. She was observed every 6 months until September 2018. Following the September 2018 appointment she was allowed to extend her follow-up appointments to once a year, which was extremely exciting. January 25th, 2019 - Megan started feeling ill with was believed to be a virus, by her and the general practitioner. February 5th, 2019 - Megan visits with her ENT oncologist and was told there did not appear to be any new cancer her sinuses. However, CTs of her head, neck, and chest were ordered, based on her symptoms. February 7th, 2019 - Megan and Karen (mom) received a phone call from the ENT onologist explaining that a tumor was found on the CT scans. The tumor is believed to be a redevelopment of the previous sarcoma. However, the location is now primarily in the sphenoid sinus, but extending towards the based of the neck and frontal region of the brain.