THERE IS HOPE FOR ALICE!
It is with a humble and grateful heart to ask your kindest hearts to help us raise money for my mom's one year and a half of medical treatment.
ALICE is our Breast Cancer warrior and she's one heck of a fighter and a fighter deserves all the support one can get; and that's where you come in!
AS OF JULY 2, 2019
Final Diagnosis: INVASIVE MAMARY CARCINOMA, RIGHT, NOTTINGHAM GRADE 2, STAGE IIIB (T2N1M0), ER/PR (+), HER2NEU (+); S/P CORE NEEDLE BIOPSY (JUNE 2019), PARENCEPHALIC CYST, LEFT PARIETAL AREA; HYPERTENSION; TYPE 2 DIABETEES; S/P OPEN CHOLECYSTECTOMY
Procedures Done: MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY, RIGHT
To give you a more detailed history on our fighter's condition, please refer to the information below.
She was initially diagnosed with STAGE 2 BREAST CANCER on her first Mammography / Breast Ultrasound last May 27, 2019.
Medical Document 1. Mammography Result
BIRADS CATEGORY 5 - Highly suggestive of malignancy; appropriate action should be taken
To confirm the suggestive result of the mammography, she needed to undergo biopsy to further analyze the specimen. Her OPD Biopsy was done last June 4, 2019. They only took a specimen from her right breast as it was the one highly suggested to be malignant rather than the other.
Medical Document 2. Biopsy Result
She was advised to undergo mastectomy as the first step of the treatment. The operation was scheduled last June 29, 2019 (given that all other clearances from her doctors like Cardio, Internal Med, Neurosurgeon, etc. have a go signal, which they eventually gave her. And took additional lab tests like bone scan, general blood tests [SGPT / CA 15-3 / CEA / Alkaline Phosphatase], Liver Ultrasound etc. TGBTG! - All cleared except for CA 15-3).
Medical Document 3. Blood Chem ResultsOur fighter undergone mastectomy and the procedure was a success! To God Be All The Glory!
Image 1. Pre-surgery (Mastectomy) June 29, 2019 - 10am
Image 2. Post-surgery June 29, 2019 - 8pm
Image 3. Post-surgery :)
Image 4. Taking a bath in bed as assisted by bedside nurses :) She had her "bags" (blood drainage) for a week post-op. Those bags are for draining excess blood or liquid coming out from the area or surgery.
SUGGESTED MEDICAL TREATMENT, TIMELINE AND COSTING
Below, you will see her Oncologist's suggested medical treatment & timeline (post-op):
CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT PROTOCOL:
|Doxorubicin/Cyclophosphamide||every 21 days x 4 cycles|
|followed by Paclitaxel/Trastuzumab||weekly x 12 weeks|
|followed by Trastuzumab||every 21 days x 12 cycles|
Approximate cost of chemotherapy drugs based on latest Body Surface Area
(Height 149 cm, Weight 72 kg, BSA 1.7)
|Medicine Name||Unit Cost||QTY||UC x QTY|
EVERY 21 DAYS x 4
- Doxorubicin P 4,531.48
- Cyclophosphamide P 577.50
WEEKLY x 12
Week 1 (loading dose)
- Paclitaxel P 19,343.00
- Trastuzumab P135,823.00
Week 2 to Week 12
- Paclitaxel P 19,343.00
- Trastuzumab P 58,240.00
EVERY 21 DAYS x 12
- Trastuzumab P174,720.00
Please note: The doses may change based on the weight of the patient. This does not include cancer center fees and PF. This does not include medications due to adverse reactions/side effects, post chemo medications and cost of lab work.
**My sister and I have our own share on mom's health card from our current employers. Each only accommodates up to P180,000.00 and P150,000.00 respectively. Obviously, this will not suffice the medical expenses to complete mom's treatment. And this is why we have set up this funding page because we cannot come up with 2 million pesos in less than a year. We are knocking on your doors to your kind and generous hearts to help support our mom's opportunity to live healthy again. :) - AJ
Then, 3 weeks had passed, she started her first out of a series of chemotherapy session.
- 1st session - July 31, 2019
- 2nd session - August 22, 2019
1 out of 20 Chemotherapy sessions / July 31, 2019
2 out of 20 Chemotherapy sessions / August 22, 2019
Mom has been losing patches of hair days before she had her 2nd chemo session. So she decided to go bald to avoid the hair fall landing everywhere (shirt, towel, bed sheets, chair, car..). That's why we were buying lots of bandanas, hats, and had already been asking around for wigs. :)
Her next session is on the 11th of September! :-)