Ashley Monroe Hopeful Rare Blood Cancer Is ‘Gone Forever’

Country star Ashley Monroe recently shared her optimism that her rare blood cancer is “gone forever.”

In July last year, the Pistol Annies singer revealed that she had been diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia. In December, she finished chemotherapy to treat the rare blood cancer. The results from her PET scans on February 24 came back looking “amazing.”

“My blood work looked amazing and normal and so did my scans,” the singer said. “They say this kind is incurable, but I’m just gonna believe it IS curable, and it’s gone forever.”

According to the American Cancer Society, only 1,000 to 1,500 people are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. Monroe underwent six chemotherapy sessions from July to December.

“That was truly one of the most difficult seasons of my life. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so sick and defeated. BUT, I believe it was meant to be and I know it has made me a better person,” she added. “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.”

Monroe announced the news along with a picture of herself on the beach with her son Dalton, which was captured by her husband John Danks, a former MLB player.

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