Quiet Riot legendary drummer Frankie Banali talked in his social networks about his chemotherapy process. The musician is battling since 2019 a stage IV pancreatic cancer.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank each & everyone of you who have contributed to my health gofundme. know that you are helping in me being able to continue my myriad of cancer treatments and prolonging my life.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart! to update everyone… as you can see, the chemotherapy has taken my hair and so many other things so many take for granted. In the past six weeks i’ve spent three of those weeks in the hospital. One week each time. The first due to a blood infection requiring a 6 hour blood transfusion.”
“The second was due to a blockage of my gall bladder caused by the tumor in my liver. The third was due to a blockage of my stomach caused by the tumor in my pancreas. I had to have a tube inserted down my nose and throat into my stomach to drain fluid due to the blockage.”
“I’ve had several medical procedures while hospitalized. I’m on a low fat liquid only diet which means that i have daily iv’s for nutritional supplement along with iv’s to bolster my immune system. There’s more but these are the highlights…”
“Chemo #20 is scheduled for tuesday. Through it all i’m still working on my art and still beating the drums like they owe me money! I’m as positive as ever and each one of you are a part of why i continue to fight the good fight!”
Frankie Banali is asking for fans help to his cancer treatment. The musician released a GoFundMe page for fans to help him with the cost of his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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