Let’s be trustworthy:
For probably the most half, June Shannon has been thought-about a laughingstock.
Ever since she first appeared on actuality tv because the mom of a kid magnificence pageant contestant nicknamed Honey Boo Boo, viewers have most scoffed at Shannon’s look… or made enjoyable of the way in which she talked… or the way in which she acted.
However there’s nothing humorous about what’s happening in the meanwhile with June Shannon and her household.
Earlier this yr, we realized that Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell has been recognized with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma, which is “a uncommon illness wherein malignant (most cancers) cells type within the outer layer of the adrenal gland,” in response to the Nationwide Most cancers Institute.
She’s solely 28 years previous.
In late March, Mama June took to Fb in write “we’re sticking collectively,” earlier than including that she and husband Justin Stroud are “doing every thing we are able to do and to be there for Anna and [boyfriend Eldridge Toney].”
Added Shannon again then: “Simply pray for all of us particularly her women. We admire y’all a lot.”
Over the previous couple of days, in the meantime, in promotion of Mama June: Household Disaster Season 6, June has been giving various interviews.
Chatting with Leisure Weekly final Friday, she admitted that she and her kids are brazenly acknowledging the next with one another:
Anna will very seemingly die from this sickness.
Within the considerably close to future, too.
“As her mother, I’ve needed to have these talks that you simply don’t need to have along with your little one,” Shannon informed this outlet.
“We’ve had these talks as a household, too.
“However everyone knows what the end-game is and all of us are ready for that.
“I imply, you’re by no means ready for that, however we all know what might occur, and her kids know that, which is unhappy as a result of she has a 10- and a seven-year-old.”
In keeping with the American Most cancers Society, the five-year survival price for an individual recognized with adrenal carcinoma on the stage Anna has it’s 38 %.
Per UCLA Well being, if the tumor can’t be surgically eliminated, “the prognosis for adrenal cancers which have unfold to close by or distant organs is way much less favorable, with solely 10-20 % surviving 5 years.”
From what we are able to collect, Anna underwent her first spherical of chemotherapy early this spring.
“We don’t know what the life expectancy is,” June stated in an interview with Web page Six on Friday.
“Her most cancers could be very uncommon. Just one in 1 million folks get it. There [are] just a few docs that deal with it.
“And the couple of docs right here in the US that deal with it, I really feel like — I’m not making an attempt to be imply — are experimental docs.”
Shannon then gave an replace on how issues look shifting ahead for Anna.
“She has had two rounds of chemo and he or she has her third spherical subsequent week,” Mama June defined to ET.
“She has a scan on Saturday and we get outcomes again on [May] ninth. The second spherical [of chemo] has been actually extra tough on her. She misplaced all of her hair…she sleeps so much this spherical.
“Her urge for food goes. She doesn’t need to eat some days.”
June informed Web page Six that if the scans present that the chemo just isn’t serving to after 4 rounds, “we return to the drafting board, and we don’t know what the following step is.”
Within the wake of this devastating information, well-known relations of Cardwell spoke out about two months in the past.
“That is what I imply once I say you by no means actually know what any individual goes by way of at dwelling. Regardless of how well-known they’re,” wrote Alana Thompson on her Instagram Story, for instance.
“Sure, I’m very well-known, however regular sh-t occurs to me and my household & y’all want to appreciate that ASAP.”