My mom is the bravest woman I know. She was diagnosed of having breast cancer (stage III-B) on October 2018. It was so sudden when we knew about this. We have never thought of any family member whom she might have gotten it from as heredity.
Within the month of October, we went to Chinese General Hospital and decided to go for an operation to remove her right breast where the lymph nodes are so we can prevent the cancer cells from spreading. Thankfully, our bill was not that huge because of the benefit that we have received as she was admitted through the charity ward. We were also able to receive help from our relatives, government officials, PCSO and the company that I worked with before for the other expenses that we had.
She already finished 8 chemotherapy sessions at Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital where we had very little expense since she was still covered for the benefit of chemotherapy from the government.
My mom should now be on her targeted treatment which will need Trastuzumab, a monoclonal antibody used to treat breast cancer. Specifically it is used for breast cancer that is HER2 receptor positive. It may be used by itself or together with other chemotherapy medication. (as per Wikipedia) This treatment will have 18 sessions and will cost Php 27,000 per session or Php 486,000 for the entire treatment.
This is impossible for me to earn with my own hands as I just finished college on 2018 and the breadwinner of the family. Apart from the other government officials that we are trying to get help from, I am now trying to apply for a loan so I can atleast pay her first session since the type of cancer she has is aggressive.
I am humbly asking for your helping hands. I will be beyond grateful for any help that you can give for my mom to survive cancer and live longer.