My Mom is suffering from undiagnose breast cancer.
The mass appeared last June of 2009. However, the news about my dad having stage 4 rectum cancer on January of 2010 and with only 4 months to live prevented her from seeing a doctor since Dad's health was our priority. My Dad's cancer spread to his liver and lungs leaving us with no hope for his survival. By August 2010 my dad passed away and because of this tragedy and sudden loss causes her to suffer tuberculosis of the lungs also known as TB. Two weeks before Dad died my mom was vomiting blood already. Mom was so devastated and can't even eat knowing dad was about to die. The tuberculosis made her lost a lot of weight making her ineligible for surgery. This made us hesitate to see a doctor.
By March 2011, she was cleared of TB however, she was having difficulty gaining weight. Soon her breast was showing signs of cancer like nipple retraction, feeling of tenderness or pain, hardness, redness and swelling.
Before 2011 ends, a mass in her right axilla started to form about 2 inch in size. By June 2012, her breast swells severely and pus discharge coming from it, making it an open wound and we have to clean it and cover it with a sterile gauze everyday.
Unfortunately at this time I have found another mass on her left axilla and between her right clavicle. And, everyday pus are showing on her right breast and right axilla. We don't have enough fund for her diagnostic exams. And, we want to know if the cancer have spread to her organs like lungs, stomach or the reproductive organs. But, diagnostic exams are expensive.
These diagnostic exams are CT scans (chest, abdomen & pelvis), bone scan, chest x-ray, liver function test, and biopsy. I'm so eager to have this test done before things can be too late. If I should have been financially able I should have done this before. But, my brother and I are doing all the things to help slow the growth of cancer like eating vegetarian diet but it's not enough. The cancer is growing so fast. We need medical help.
My Mom is an active church member and a deaconess but she has to stop doing any church activities like visiting the sick, singing at funerals and attending religious seminars. I know how much she love singing and doing God's work. I'm hoping she can still go back to doing what she love.
For those of you who have kind heart please help my Mom fight cancer and help her stay alive.
The money that will be raise to help pay her diagnostic exams, her food, sterile gauze and bandages.