Mob Wives star Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola says she battles emotions between hope and depression as she fights stage-four brain and lung cancer.
Angela Raiola, spoke to Dr. Mehmet Oz on “The Dr. Oz Show” Tuesday and says that her family is her support and her reason to keep going.
“I look at my kids and my grandchildren and I know how much they need me. Sometimes I feel I’m gonna be fine, and sometimes I just don’t think I am,” Ang told Dr Oz on the syndicated TV series.
Ang is a mother of two and grandmother of six has undergone several surgeries since she was diagnosed last year with throat and lung cancer.
She says she was declared cancer-free, twice, but it returned and spread. Radiation and chemotherapy have failed to help her and her doctors are switching an advanced approach aimed at boosting her body’s immune system.
Ang lives with her daughter, son-in-law and their three children in Staten Island, New York.
Big Ang is the niece of the late Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi, who was a reputed captain of the Genovese crime family. After starring on, Mob Wives Ang got two spinoff’s, “Big Ang” and “Miami Monkey.”
Ang smoked for 40 years, she says she stopped smoking immediately after her first cancer diagnosis last March. Her doctors told her the disease was definately caused by smoking, she said, and says, people need to quit smoking.
Ang says her husband Neil Murphy is not a part of her life, but her support system includes, her sister and brother-in-law .
Source: NY Daily News
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