Update on Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow thanks the very many individuals and organizations countrywide that have been expressing their solidarity and praying for her in light of her breast cancer diagnosis. Since Monday, she has been undergoing tests and seeing doctors at Baptist Hospital of Miami. The tests and doctors have confirmed that she is suffering from stage 3 breast cancer. There are two tumors in her left breast, and the cancer has spread to lymph nodes under her left armpit and lymph nodes next to the sternum on the left side. The cancer has not spread to other organs or parts of the body.

The treatment prescribed in the circumstances is for Mrs. Barrow to undergo preoperative chemotherapy, then a mastectomy. The chemotherapy will be done in six sessions three weeks apart, after which the breast removal surgery will take place. The first chemotherapy session is scheduled for Tuesday of next week, to be followed by a few days medical observation. Mrs. Barrow then hopes to come home on Saturday, November 19 before returning to Miami in early December for the second chemotherapy session.

Again, she offers heartfelt gratitude to Belizeans for their outpouring of support.


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