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On September 19, Teri went to the ED at Mercy Hospital after waking up to a swollen right leg. After completing multiple tests and scans, she was given the news that the swelling was due to a tumor in her pelvic area indicating cancer. After completing a PET scan, it was determined that the cancer had spread to her lungs, staging the cancer stage IV.
The tumor in Teri's pelvic area is blocking off multiple veins and arteries in her leg. This is causing increased swelling and a lot of pain, not allowing her to work. The doctors have explained that removing the tumor would be too invasive at this time, and could require removal of a kidney or part of her bladder. Removal of any organs could make it very difficult to recover from the side effects of chemotherapy.
We will be continuing to update everyone through this website, as well as through the GoFundMe page that has been set up to assist Teri with any financial hardships - https://gofund.me/7ea0d332