Almost a year after she was first diagnosed with lung cancer, Mob Wives star Angela Raiola (aka Big Ang) received some devastating news from her doctor: chemotherapy treatments aren't working.
Janice Detore, the reality star's sister, writes that one of the 55-year-old's tumors has actually grown while others remain the same size. Meanwhile, Big Ang's husband, Neil Murphy, told SILive.com that she "isn't doing well."
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Big Ang and husband Neil in 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
After learning she had the disease in March of 2015, the mother-of-two underwent surgery to remove a tumor from her neck and lymph nodes, but was told her cancer had returned and spread in December.
In a post to fans on New Year's, Big Ang debuted a brand new haircut, writing, "Let's fly into 2016 together with positive energy and good health. Take each day as it comes and be thankful for everything you have."
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Janice has since started a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise $25,000 for the purchase of cannabis oil, which will hopefully alleviate some of the TV personality's pain. In one day, the family has already received nearly $20,000 in donations.
Our thoughts are with Big Ang during this tough battle!
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