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This fundraiser ended on 11/26/12

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The friends and family of Linda Brewer are uniting to raise funds for medical expenses to help her battle against breast cancer.

Linda was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer that has traveled to a lymph node under her arm just recently ( July 2012). Just a week after being diagnosed after a biopsy,she was told by doctors that she needed to begin chemotherapy right away. After 4 treatments the doctors will do a PET scan to see if the cancer has traveled elsewhere. She eventually will develop hair loss and have to have part of her breast surgically removed. Although this is still very early Linda needs all the help she can get in her time of need. As you may or may not know Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer: Ductal carcinoma starts in the tube that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type. Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk. In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast. Breast cancer may be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive means it has spread from the milk duct or lobule to other tissues in the breast. Noninvasive means it has not yet invaded other breast tissue. Noninvasive breast cancer is called "in situ." Ductal carcinoma in situ, or intraductal carcinoma, is breast cancer in the lining of the milk ducts that has not yet invaded nearby tissues. It may progress to invasive cancer if untreated. Lobular carcinoma in situ is a marker for an increased risk of invasive cancer in the same or both breasts. Linda is a single woman and a wonderful mother. Even though she is currently still able to work since treatment just recently began she does not have good medical coverage. (It only covers 6 regular doctor visits per year up to $75). This covers absolutely nothing not even the chemotherapy. Linda is in a huge battle right now but maintains a positive outlook on things. She is determined and plans to continue working as an Activities Assistant of the nursing home she works for as long as her body will allow her to. We can't change her diagnosis but we can help support the fight. Thank you all for your donations and support, but most importantly.... your prayers

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