A Huntsville, Alabama woman,Patty Sobieske, has been battling breast cancer now for over two decades. Doctors are saying she now has only 5 years to live. After just having her first child in 1997, she found a lump. She was given doses of chemo and radiation. This led her down a road of almost 20 years of breast cancer.
According to WHNT.com
In nearly 20 years, she’s had 13 surgeries. Four just last month. “I live through seasons. It’s like, OK I got through Christmas, I got through fall, I got through spring. That’s how I’ve always lived my life since I was diagnosed,” says Patty. She says she’s in a position where she has to treat the cancer, with it continuing to spread. So she takes chemo continuously.
Stories like this bring to light the idea that our current treatment regimens for cancer potentially do more harm than good. What was her original lump and did it warrant such serious doses of chemotherapy and radiation? And did those doses cause her body to react with further breast cancers?
Via MedicalNewsToday.com: A new study from the US finds that in the process of targeting and killing off cancer cells, chemotherapy may also spur healthy cells in the neighbourhood to release a compound that stimulates cancer growth, eventually leading to treatment resistance
Her GoFundMe has already raised $2300. You can donate here.