The dance coach is in “an awful situation” as her fight against cancer is just beginning.
People reported that Abby Lee Miller is undergoing chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in April 2018.
A source revealed that the 51-year-old star has already gone through six or seven treatments with a few more to go. Miller is focusing on getting back to her healthy self
The doctors, the source added, were confident they were able to diagnose well in time.
It was initially thought to be a spinal infection and she had to undergo an emergency surgery. The former Dance Moms star was then diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.
Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital, had revealed that it was not an infection. The doctor, who has been treating Miller said that they would involve an oncologist to chalk out the plans for her treatment.
They had to decide between chemotherapy and radiation or to continue with more spine surgery. Dr. Melamed had said that the decision would depend on the tumor type and on the sensitivity of the tumor.
He had added that she would most probably undergo chemotherapy or radiation, though it was only a preliminary diagnosis and they were awaiting pathology and oncology results at the time.
Miller was taken into the emergency room after experiencing “excruciating neck pain” and as her condition deteriorated in the following days.
The doctors had to do something immediately as Miller’s blood pressure was falling and she was not doing well, according to Dr. Melamed.
Miller was out of prison after serving her 366-day sentence for bankruptcy fraud at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California. At the time of the emergency surgery, she was living in a halfway house.
She was transferred to the Residential Reentry Center in Long Beach in March. The facility works to provide a supervised environment that would give employment counseling, job placement, and financial management assistance.
Besides being sentenced to a year and one day in a federal prison, she was fined $40,000 and ordered to pay the $120,000 judgment in May last year.