Lung cancer patient helping lead the charge for improved cancer treatment

Kurt Rivera, KXTV
three:12 PM. PST January 26, 2018

64 12 months outdated Charlotte Abreu was recognized with lung most cancers final summer season in Stockton. 
(Photograph: ABC10)

64-year-old Charlotte Abreu is a fighter, and combating most cancers isn’t any exception.”You are frightened. However I am a survivor. So I knew I used to be in for an extended battle.”Abreu was recognized with lung most cancers final summer season. She had smoked a pack a day on and off since she was 18, across the time she acquired married.Over three years in the past, she promised her son Matthew who additionally died of most cancers, she would give up smoking and he or she did.However this former nurse nonetheless developed the illness and lately accomplished practically eight weeks of radiation remedies at 20 minutes a day.”It has not slowed me down in any respect actually. I do know some individuals it does as a result of I used to be right here with them.”And now, St Joseph’s Medical Heart is in want of changing its radiation remedy units, generally known as linear accelerators, with up to date fashions.The pair they’ve now are 18 and 10 years outdated.The brand new linear accelerators would scale back remedies in some cancers dramatically from six weeks to simply 5 days.The overall price for the 2 new accelerators is $eight million. The hospital pays for many of the price, however the non-profit hopes to boost $2 million by fundraising.You may assist by taking part within the hospital’s “Enjoyable Run.”The 5K run-walk might be held Saturday, January 27 at College Park, simply south of the medical middle in Stockton.The run will start at 9AM. Entry will price $40 for adults and $10 for teenagers 12 and below.

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