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Rebecca Madson Leach
4/23/2017 Latest post:
In September of 2016 Rebecca was told by her doctors that she had breast cancer. She battled through her treatments, surgery to remove the tumor, chemotherapy and then radiation which she finished in mid March 2017. Her breast cancer is now in remission.
On 4/14/17 Rebecca was having headaches and nausea. We had thought these were side effects from radiation. It was Good Friday, and her doctors wanted her checked out in the ER. What they found was a shock to us all. Her symptoms were being caused by a tumor in her brain. Early on Easter Sunday she had the tumor removed. According to her surgeon, the tumor was about the size of a lime, and he told us that the procedure went well. He was able to remove all that was visible, but also told us that such tumors can have tentacles that are deep.
This Cancer is a "Primary" brain cancer, not metastatic from her breast cancer. The diagnosis is Glioblastoma. We are still waiting for some final reports on the tumor. Her treatment will include more radiation and a pill form of chemotherapy. There are new treatment breakthroughs every day and we will be pursuing all available options.
Rebecca is home now and enjoying life as much as she can. She is planning to go back to work (Hair Stylist) and will be working when she feels strong enough. She is passionate about her job and finds her clients to be very supportive. She is currently planning flower and vegetable gardens for the spring, and is excited about camping this summer.
This is a rollercoaster of emotions, but with the support of her friends and family Rebecca is ready to take on this next fight.