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Vicky Phelan shares emotional update on her treatment plan; “With a very heavy heart, I made the decision to return home to Ireland.”

Vicky Phelan has shared an emotional update on her treatment plan with her followers, revealing that she’s received some bad news.

Chatting about how it’s been a couple of weeks since she last shared an update she said; “Unfortunately, following a PET scan which my radiation oncologist at Georgetown University Hospital ordered, I have some new tumours.”

Continuing she said; “I have two new tumours in my neck but the worrying one is a new tumour on my bowel….This means that I am no longer eligible for proton beam therapy since my tumours are far too extensive, ie I have too much disease in my body for them to zap!”

The cervical check campaigner revealed that after spending over six months in the US undergoing treatment, she has returned home now to Ireland to undergo palliative chemotherapy;  “All of this happened over the space of a few days when decisions had to be made very quickly. With a very heavy heart, I made the decision to return home to Ireland.”

“I returned home earlier this week and am taking the time to reconnect with my kids and to absorb this news before I start down the chemotherapy road.”

The mother-of two added; “The ‘good’ news is that I can still have treatment and that this treatment will keep me alive until Christmas at least. The bad news is that the treatment I am about to start on is extremely toxic and will take its toll on my body and my mind.”

Vicky Phelan

Finally, she added that she will be taking a break from social media over the next few weeks and will be spending that time with her friends, family and her children.

“I will only post very sporadically. As always, I would like to thank you all so very much for your support, your kindness, your generosity, your prayers and positive messages which continue to lift me and keep me going.”

We are sending Vicky all of our well wishes at this time.

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