Pistol Annies singer Ashley Monroe reveals her rare blood cancer is gone

Pistol Annies singer Ashely Monroe was diagnosed with the rare blood cancer ‘Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia’ last July, and just this past December finished chemotherapy to treat the cancer, which is said to be incurable.

However Monroe had some good news for her followers; sharing that she had her PET scans on Feb. 24 to determine if the treatments worked, and to her amazement, doctors told her it was gone without a trace.  Monroe posted on Instagram: “Well IT DID!  My blood work looked amazing and normal and so did my scans! They say this kind is incurable, but I’m just gonna believe it IS curable, and it’s gone forever. That was truly one of the most difficult seasons of my life.”

When Monroe shared her diagnosis last year, she said her journey started when routine lab work revealed she was anemic. She thought she would double up on cheeseburgers and take extra vitamins, but a bone marrow biopsy pinpointed the rare blood cancer. She started chemotherapy the next day and vowed to stay positive.

In her latest update, Monroe also wrote that she didn’t know it was “possible to feel so sick and defeated” but now believes it “was meant to be.”  Ashely added: “I know it has made me a better person. Thank you for your prayers, I truly felt them. I love you all. Ready to make and share more music ! To say I have a lot to say, is an understatement.”

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