Abby Lee Miller Is Staying Optimistic While Undergoing Chemo: 'She Has Good and Bad Days'
“She is undergoing chemo and has good days and bad days, but overall she’s staying optimistic and looking forward,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Doctors originally thought Miller was suffering from a spinal infection. But on April 18, Dr. Hooman M. Melamed — an orthopedic spine surgeon at Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital who has been treating Miller preliminarily – diagnosed her with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.
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The reality star underwent a five-hour multi-level laminectomy on April 17 that required an 18-inch incision on her back just three weeks after she entered a halfway house following her release from prison for bankruptcy fraud.
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A source adds that Miller will return to the halfway house once she is released from the hospital.