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Abby Lee Miller Completes 6th Round of Chemo

Abby Lee Miller Completes 6th Round of Chemo

Former Dance Moms star, Abby Lee Miller, has completed her 6th round of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in April 2018.

With Burkitt lymphoma, the cancer typically starts in the abdomen, where it forms a large tumor. Known as the fastest growing human tumor, Burkitt lymphoma is very aggressive and it can spread quickly to the brain and spinal fluid. If left untreated, the cancer can be fatal in just a matter of weeks. Fortunately, the American Cancer Society states that over 50% of patients can achieve long-term survival with intensive chemotherapy.

For Miller’s specific type of cancer, treatment usually involves undergoing rounds of chemotherapy for 4 to 5 months. The rounds can include chemotherapy injections into the spine, as well as intravenous chemo. Although there is no word on how much longer Miller’s treatment is expected to take, doctors are optimistic that they caught the cancer in time.

Just last May, Miller was convicted of bankruptcy fraud and bringing money into the United States illegally. She was sentenced to a year and a day in prison at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California. Additionally, she was given a fine of $40,000 and ordered to pay the $120,000 judgment, as well as to give a DNA sample in relation to her felony charge.

Despite scandalous rumors suggesting otherwise, Miller is said to have bonded with her fellow inmates, earned a “personal finance class diploma”, and taken real estate classes. In January 2018, she reported that she had been feeling great and had lost 100 pounds (Miller also underwent gastric bypass surgery prior to her prison sentence). She was then transferred from prison and into a Residential Reentry Center halfway house in Long beach to finish out the last few months of her sentence (Miller was due to be released in mid-May).

Read on to learn more about Abby Lee Miller's journey.

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