To raise the money needed for Nhung's cancer treatment

On February 15, 2011 Nhung was admitted in a hospital for severe abdominal pain. After several tests they found a tumor the size of a basketball in her abdomen. She was then referred elsewhere and this is when she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, a very rare form of cancer. Because of the large size of the tumor the doctors staged it at stage IV and considered her terminal because it was considered inoperable. With the cancer being so rare there were not many options for treatment. The only treatment they could come up with was chemotherapy using a cocktail of drugs typical in the treatment of lung cancer. However, after 2 months of chemotherapy the tumor did not shrink and actually grew 2 cm. Nhung has not only lost all her beautiful curly hair but is now hopeless and in fear that her life will end. Our family has done alot of research; we called every specialist in the country and emailed every cancer foundation there was related to her cancer. Finally after many dead ends we were referred to a specialist with experience with neuroendocrine cancer. Thankfully, this specialist accepted Nhung as a patient and is now currently treating her cancer. However, after extensive testing, it was found that the cancer had metastasized and had spread throughout her body. She is now being treated with a drug that can only contain the cancer but not eliminate it. Now that she is being treated by a specialist familiar with the cancer, this specialist's recommended course treatment is therapy called Peptide Receptors Radionuclide Therapy (PPRT). Research has found that this treatment has been used for over 9 years in Germany and Australia to shrink the tumors. This treatment is available for her in Houston, TX (the only place in the United States that has PRRT). so we are asking for your help! Here is information about the cancer and treatment: http://www.youtube.com/user/renalcarcinoidguy#p/f/0/Z0TlXH2dVi8 http://www.youtube.com/user/renalcarcinoidguy#p/f/1/S74LNxXOaSw http://carcinoid.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/fda-approves-novel-radio-peptide-targeted-therapy-clinical-trial-for-neuroendocrine-cancer-prrt-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy/