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McFarland woman's fight against cancer

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Courtesy: Carly Mecum Courtesy: Carly Mecum
Courtesy: Carly Mecum Courtesy: Carly Mecum

MCFARLAND (WKOW) -- It's been two years since Carly Mecum found out she had cancer, words no one wants to hear.

Carly has a rare type of synovial cancer in her lungs.  According to statistics, only about 1 to 3 individuals in a million people are diagnosed with this disease each year.

On Monday, Carly stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about her cancer fight and an upcoming fundraising event.

Carly grew up in Oregon, WI, and has a young son, Charlie with her husband Adrian.  The journey hasn't been easy.  She's had surgery to remove one lung and has gone through many rounds of Chemotherapy.  Recently her doctor told her that she had one more chemotherapy option left that they could try.  Luckily, Carly found a facility in Texas that is willing to take a second look at her case and hopefully provide more options.  

In order to help Carly with her fight against cancer, friends and family have organized an event that will help raise money for her trips to Texas, medical expenses, and whatever else she may need for this journey.  

"Help Carly Kick Cancer to the Curb" will be held Sunday, November 6 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Essen Haus.  

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