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Country Singer Ashley Monroe Reveals Rare Blood Cancer Diagnosis

Country Singer Ashley Monroe Reveals Rare Blood Cancer Diagnosis

Ashley Monroe is getting candid with a diagnosis.

The The 34-year-old “Satisfied” country singer-songwriter confirmed she has a rare blood cancer in an emotional post on Tuesday (July 13) on her Instagram.

Click inside to see what she wrote…

In the post, Ashley reveled that she has Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma also known as lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma.

“A few months ago my dr. was doing some routine lab work and found that I was anemic. I was like, FINE, I’ll just double up on cheeseburger patties, take some extra vitamins and call it a day. Well my red blood count just kept falling, and they found out my iron /b12/ folic acid numbers were actually fine. short story long, they did a bone marrow biopsy, (ouch) , and VOILA.. a rare kind of blood c word called ‘waldenstrom macroglobulinemia,” she said.

“It’s causing my body to be pretty severely anemic, and I feel it. So, I start chemo tomorrow. Seems like such a negative thing to say. Until I flip that doom feeling on its head and think, wow, I’m thankful I have an illness that is VERY live with-able. I’m thankful there IS a treatment that actually works to fight what is causing harm to my body. THANKFUL for friends and family who have gathered around me praying and sending flowers and letting me lean on them during this super weird chapter of my life.
Thankful for my angel son. Who I am fighting for the most,” she continued.

“I would greatly appreciate if no one gave me any unsolicited advice or medical opinions. I’ve done my research and have amazing Vanderbilt dr’s I’ve weighed every option with. That’s why I was hesitant to post about it, but I could use the prayers.. and I DO believe in the power of prayer guys. I also believe in the power of love healing us all on an even deeper level. I love you all big. Here I go 💪🏼🙏❤️.”

We are wishing the best to Ashley Monroe in her recovery.

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