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Support me in my fight against cancer

Hi everyone,

I am Jessie Eyles, 32 years old living in Chennai with my husband and my young three and a half year old son.

On the fifteeth of January this year a self breast exam made me anxious due to some hardness in the left breast. On seeing the doctor and running the tests I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the second stage. A whole body PET Scan conducted on 25 January 2017 revealed a left breast tumour with satellite nodules and mestastatic deposits in the left axillary and left internal mammary nodes.

I am honestly terrified because no one expects to get cancer so young. There was no genetic history of cancer in my family.  As a young mother my heart goes out to my young son and it is my only wish to see him grow into a fine young man.

I have been blessed to be under the supervision of Dr Raja M A, MD, MRCP (UK) Medica Oncology who is my physisian from Apollo Speciality Hospitals based in Chennai and I have finished two rounds of chemotherapy with three more to go after which the doctor will evaluate if there is a necessity to remove the left breast entirely.

Since the cancer I have been diagnosed with is HER 2 NEU positive. HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) is one such gene that can play a role in the development of breast cancer. HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) is one such gene that can play a role in the development of breast cancer.

The HER2 gene makes HER2 proteins. HER2 proteins are receptors on breast cells. Normally, HER2 receptors help control how a healthy breast cell grows, divides, and repairs itself. But in about 25% of breast cancers, the HER2 gene doesn't work correctly and makes too many copies of itself (known as HER2 gene amplification). All these extra HER2 genes tell breast cells to make too many HER2 receptors (HER2 protein overexpression). This makes breast cells grow and divide in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancers with HER2 gene amplification or HER2 protein overexpression are called HER2-positive in the pathology report. HER2-positive breast cancers tend to grow faster and are more likely to spread and come back compared to HER2-negative breast cancers. But there are medicines specifically for HER2-positive breast cancers and I am under an intensive medical regime at the moment.

My husband is currently working very hard to cover our medical expenses however the treatment is extremely expensive. I am seeking your prayers for my recovery and any assistance you can provide financially that will go toward paying for my medical treatment so I can come out of this cancer victorious and live a long healthy life.
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Scan 2
Biopsy
Biopsy
Mammogram
Mammogram
Medical Expenses - Letter from Dr M A Raja
Medical Expenses - Letter from Dr M A Raja
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Scan
PET SCAN
PET SCAN
PET SCAN 2 (18 MAR 2017)
PET SCAN 2 (18 MAR 2017)
Discharge Summary from Dr Raja Page 2
Discharge Summary from Dr Raja Page 2
HER 2 NEU
HER 2 NEU
Discharge Summary from Dr Raja Page 1
Discharge Summary from Dr Raja Page 1
PET SCAN 2 (18 March 2017)
PET SCAN 2 (18 March 2017)
PET Scan 1 (18 March 2017)
PET Scan 1 (18 March 2017)
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8th July 2018
Dear All,

I just wanted to say thank you. I am doing fine and my latest PET Scan results are updated. My doctor has asked me to maintain my physical health through exercise and healthy eating.

My entire family and I are extremely grateful to you for your prayers, support and blessings.

My next scan is in August. I will share the updates with you.

Love

Jessie
Dear All,

I just wanted to say thank you. I am doing fine and my latest PET Scan results are updated. My doctor has asked me to maintain my physical health through exercise and healthy eating.

My entire family and I are extremely grateful to you for your prayers, support and blessings.

My next scan is in August. I will share the updates with you.

Love

Jessie
15th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards this campaign on Milaap. I am doing better now compared to earlier. I have completed the course of all the injections that were initially prescribed to me.

The doctors have suggested that I have to go for a PET scan on Friday. The reports from the scan will suggest the future course of action. Would request you to pray for my health and speedy recovery. Will keep you posted.

Thank you!
Jessie
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards this campaign on Milaap. I am doing better now compared to earlier. I have completed the course of all the injections that were initially prescribed to me.

The doctors have suggested that I have to go for a PET scan on Friday. The reports from the scan will suggest the future course of action. Would request you to pray for my health and speedy recovery. Will keep you posted.

Thank you!
Jessie
8th February 2018
Hello everyone

This is to update you that I completed my last Hertraz 440 injection yesterday, 7 February 2018. This was the last of the 17 injections and by God's grace and your help and prayers, I have made it through the treatment cycle.

The doctor has asked me to eat healthy, make sure I go for walks and swimming to maintain my health. The next PET scan and doctor's visit is in May, I will definitely keep you posted when I meet the doctor.

Thank you for all your support, my heartfelt thanks from my family and I.

Jessie
Hello everyone

This is to update you that I completed my last Hertraz 440 injection yesterday, 7 February 2018. This was the last of the 17 injections and by God's grace and your help and prayers, I have made it through the treatment cycle.

The doctor has asked me to eat healthy, make sure I go for walks and swimming to maintain my health. The next PET scan and doctor's visit is in May, I will definitely keep you posted when I meet the doctor.

Thank you for all your support, my heartfelt thanks from my family and I.

Jessie
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Archana donated Rs.7,000

Stay blessed !!

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Harish donated Rs.2,500

Get well soon Jessie !! Wishing you a speedy recovery

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Sanju donated Rs.500

May God save her life.

ks
kirtana donated US $200

please get well soon

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Pavithra donated Rs.1,000

Hope this helps. Wishing you a speedy recovery and best of luck with your PET scan.

KP
Kalyani donated US $300