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My name is Khristine Zervoulakos Chua and I was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer with Bone mets (updated from Stage III a)
Back in July 2018, I felt a lump in my breast. I had myself checked and underwent a breast ultrasound with the impression of a Solid Right Breast Mass - BI- RADS 3 on 07/18/2018. Two days after I had a Mammogram with a Bi-Rad 0 impression. Both of these didn't confirm whether or not I really have a breast cancer.
It took me several months before I underwent a mastectomy. On May 14, 2019, a mastectomy removed the whole of my right breast. Diagnosis was INVASIVE DUCTAL CARCIOMA STAGE III - Breast Cancer.
Biopsy showed that I have more than 10 lymph nodes positive for tumor.
ESTROGEN RECEPTOR ASSAY (ERA) - POSITIVE
PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR ASSAY (PRA) - POSITIVE
C-erb B-2 (HER-2) - 1+/ NEGATIVE
I was then referred to an Oncologist to start my chemotherapy the soonest time possible. She recommended me to undergo laboratory tests (not yet done) - (Total cost is Php 17, 067 based on cost slip requested from the hospital)
- Whole Body Bone Scan
- 2D Echo
- Liver Ultrasound
- Breast Ultrasound
- Chest Xray
- Total Billrubin/DB/IB
- Alkaline, Phosphatase
- Calcium, Total
Right after the laboratory tests; I will have to undergo 8 sessions of chemotherapy then radiation.
Chemotherapy (8 sessions/every 21 days cycle) - Estimated cost is Php 15,000 per session = Php 120,000
Radiation (30 days) = Estimated cost is Php 1000/day = Php 30,000
Keeping up with the expenses is really challenging as I do not have any savings to cover the financial demands for me to do the series of laboratory test and the start of the chemotherapy & radiation.
I humbly ask everyone for a little bit of help for my cancer treatment. I do not usually ask for help but this time I am in need of help. Any amount you will give will be greatly appreciated.
With your financial assistance and the grace of God, nothing is impossible. Thank you so much for the prayers and support.
You may also get in touch thru my Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/iamkayciechinita
Or by sending me an email: [email protected]
For any direct bank transfer you wish to make, please check details of my account.
BPI account number: 9069194173 | Khristine Chua | Mobile: 09257077067
Gcash Account: 09257077067
11/18/2019 3rd Cycle ChemotherapyUpdate posted by Khristine Chua at 06:14 am
Last November 18, 2019 was my 3rd cycle of chemotherapy. Please check out photos below.My medicine dosage was still reduced due to high SGPT lab result. Paclitaxel 150mg instead of 300mg/My original 3rd chemo date was rescheduled from Nov 8 to Nov 18 since I underwent another liver ultrasound last. . . . .
10/17/2019 2nd Cycle ChemotherapyUpdate posted by Khristine Chua at 10:47 am
Last October 17, 2019 was my 2nd cycle of chemotherapy. Please check out photos below.My medicine dosage was reduced for about 25% due to high SGPT lab result. They might re-schedule my 3rd chemo from Nov 8 to another date depending on the result of my upcoming liver ultrasound Nov
9/27/2019 -FIRST CHEMOTHERAPY (1 OUT OF 6 CYCLE)Update posted by Khristine Chua at 07:41 am
These are some of the photos I can share on my very first chemotherapy. I was excited and nervous at the same time. In God's time, I know I will be healed.I want to fight this and have a better chance at a longer life so I am hoping that
MEDICAL ABSTRACT WITH 6 CYCLE CHEMOTHERAPY COSTUpdate posted by Khristine Chua at 07:35 am
After all the laboratory test performed over a week ago including the Bone Scan, my Oncologist immediately scheduled me for my first chemotherapy and with my recent diagnosed of Stage IV with Bone Mets cancer, the total cost for my chemo has been changed. This cost does not include my
BONE SCAN - 9/18/2019 | RESULT - Invasive Ductal CA Righht STAGE IV (no longer Stage IIIA) with Bone Mets.Update posted by Khristine Chua at 07:28 am
Last 09/18/2019. I had a Bone Scan procedure. I was really hoping that I will be a negative result. Unfortunately, that was not the case.My tests results were not very good. Multiple sites of increased radiotracer uptake, consistent with osseous metastasesIMPRESSION:Abnormal bone scan with scintigraphic evidence of multiple osseous metastases.