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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Big Ang's cancer fight takes a turn for the worse as chemotherapy is not working


"Mob Wives" star Angela Raiola is in big trouble and could use help from her fans.

The reality star, known as "Big Ang," is battling stage 4 brain and lung cancer, and chemotherapy is not helping the disease from spreading so her family has created a GoFundMe page.


“Mob Wives” star Big Ang (Angela Raiola) had the first of two surgeries for throat cancer in 2015. She is seen here at home with her dog Lou in her living room.

The money raised will pay for cannabis oil — a common alternative medical treatment for cancer — which can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 per month.

The GoFundMe page was created by her sister, Janine Detore, who wrote that "one tumor grew larger" and that the cannabis oil will help her with the pain.

According to her family, Ang was taken to the emergency room on Tuesday with "labored breathing and pain.” "The amount of pain she is having is by far more than she could handle," Detore wrote of her current condition (her rep has yet to respond to the Daily News).

Ang entered chemotherapy in January — days before the VH1 mob show's final season aired.

Mob Wife Angelina "Big Ang" Raiola attends Karen Gravano's "Mob Daughter" book release party at Greenhouse on February 15, 2012.

Sources told Confidenti@l last month that she cut her hair in preparation for the hair loss.

The niece of mobster Salvatore "Sally Dogs" Lombardi is known as the peacemaker on the VH1 show. Her larger-than-life personality spawned two VH1 spin-offs: "Big Ang" and "Miami Monkey."

She announced in March of 2015 that she had a large tumor in her throat and underwent two major surgeries to remove the lump and the lymph nodes, as seen on Season 5 of "Mob Wives."

"The doctors are saying that I'm a very lucky person," she told People magazine in September. "I caught this at stage 2."

On Tuesday, her "Mobs Wives" castmate Renee Graziano posted a photo in support of Ang, with the caption, "Friends like sisters...All my prayers sit this close..to the ones I love Send our super star #bigang some love ... All is well."

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/mob-wives-big-ang-hospital-gofundme-page-article-1.2518392


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