Shhh! This is a secret!
My mom has been plagued by a growth in her mouth since last year.
Just this February, she was finally cleared by her doctors to get the seemingly benign growth taken out.
Right after the surgery, however,
I was informed by the surgeon that the tumor was malignant;
The surgery could only take out the actual tumor and some spots around it. It was one that involved incisions and burning.
In the end, not all malignant cells could be taken out, because they were out of the surgery's scope (I was told there were signs going over to the throat), and the doctors could only do so much.
My mom was released from the hospital, and we've been taking care of her since release. She has greatly recovered since (she is now able to talk and eat better).
Now that she has recovered from the wounds inflicted by the surgery, she will be prepped for radio therapy soon, in order to help eradicate the remaining cancerous cells.
The thing is, radio therapy should be done continuously. In my mom's case: each session costs 5,000 PHP, and they should be done daily (Monday to Friday), for 7 weeks, straight. Apart from that, there's a doctor's fee of 45,000 PHP, and a pre-procedure planning that will cost around 31,000 PHP.
(I'll be posting the official document / quotation as soon as I post this.)
The sessions should also be done as soon as possible, in order to avoid the spread of these malignancies.
My dad and I are pretty much wasted, financially, from paying for the actual surgery (doctors' fees, hospital costs, etc) and the medicine needed after.
We will be able to pay for a fraction of the cost, but to be able to get to the total sum in just a month's time is admittedly too much for us. Regardless, we're doing our best, and I thought that opening this fundraiser would help ease some of the financial burden.
Another very, very important thing: only me, my mom, my dad, and my aunt are the only ones who know that my mom has been diagnosed with having adenocarcinoma.
My mom feels strongly about not letting anyone know (relatives and family friends, at least), and it would make her feel greatly upset and stressed if this happened.
I'd like to respect my mom's wish of not letting other family members know of her condition, so I'm asking you guys for help.
Thanks so much!!! We will greatly appreciate the help. :)
Even just passing this on will help tremendously.
TL;DR my mom has oral cancer.
We need help to raise funds for her radiation therapy to fight it.
We can't tell family.
Thank you so much!
If you want to help but can't connect to Paypal,
we'd greatly appreciate it as well if you just send it to the BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) account: 9609062662.