Zina Bartolotta Sgro

First post: Sep 25, 2018 Latest post: Jun 27, 2019
Hello everyone and thank you for visiting!  On Tuesday September 18, 2018, Carlo and I were told I have been diagnosed with lung cancer, specifically in one lymph nodes in my chest.  Oddly enough, the primary source for the cancer has not been determined, as there's no lung cancer in my lungs (supposedly... I do have a lung nodule).  So now we are on this journey together and the next steps include more tests to find the source (rule out other things).  My cancer will be discussed at the local Tumour Board on Tuesday September 25th.  I will be meeting the Oncology Team in the near future.  We will keep you updated as things progress.  If you don't mind, we would like to ask the following:

1.   Prayers please!   Lots and lots of prayers!  Not just for me, but for Carlo and the kids,  that my tests can be scheduled very soon, and for the oncology team to have great insight and wisdom in addressing my cancer.

2.  Remain hopeful!  I am!  I have no symptoms, barring a simply annoying cough.  

3.   Please understand that Carlo and I have very low tolerance related to a culture of blame around having a diagnosis of cancer.  I have never been a smoker.   Please simply let's not discuss if my lifestyle led to cancer, etc.  This type of conversation is not welcomed.  Thank you for understanding.