Cancer came as a surprise to Guadalupe. The lump in her breast that she found three years ago was monitored every six months. Her medical results always came back normal. That changed after her last pregnancy. The lump had suddenly grown, and Guadalupe was quick to seek medical advice.
She consulted with Dr. Carlos García Cantú; physician and surgeon at the DHR Health Breast Center of Excellence. On May 21, 2020, Guadalupe was diagnosed with breast cancer. It turns out she had two cancerous lumps in her breast. By August 1, Guadalupe had a mastectomy. A mastectomy is surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat breast cancer.
After the surgery came chemotherapy at the DHR Health Advanced Care Center. Her last session was just two weeks ago on February 9. Now, radiation therapy awaits and Guadalupe began to worry more about the cost of care. She applied, and was approved for, funds from the Renaissance Cancer Foundation.
“It is a very godly act to donate to help those in need,” says Guadalupe. “That is really loving thy neighbor, and I could not be more thankful to the compassionate people that give to the Foundation.”
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