Big Ang Diagnosed With Brain & Throat Cancer, In The Fight Of Her Life

By | February 2, 2016

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Big Ang is known for being on Mob Wives. She has remained on the show since the first season, and is finishing up her run with the series finale. Ang hasn’t been dealt an easy hand as of late. She was diagnosed with throat cancer, but she supposedly was given a clean bill of health just a few months ago. In fact, a recent episode of Mob Wives saw her celebrating her birthday and being cancer-free. Since the show films several months in advance, things for Big Ang have changed.

Many people known Big Ang by her legal name, Angela Raiola. Several of her family members have growing concerns about her condition. According to Staten Island Live, Big Ang was diagnosed with brain and throat cancer. It is stage four, and that is concerning to all who know and love the Mob Wives star. Currently, Ang is located in an emergency room where her family just got devastating news. Apparently, the treatment the doctors have been trying is not working to shrink the tumors. Big Ang is experiencing labored breathing and no one is sure what the next steps are. The only official comment that has been given regarding Ang’s health was by her husband, Neil. He commented that she was not doing well, but could not elaborate. Her attorney was not able to comment, which has Mob Wives fans worried for the reality star.

Right now, Big Ang’s family is at a loss for words. She is going to be starting immunotherapy sometime soon. Chemotherapy began early last month, but the tumors are not responding. Big Ang can no longer work because of the amount of pain and shock her body is currently in. Ang’s sister has set up a GoFundMe Page, which has a goal for $25,000. She explained that Big Ang is no longer able to work and is not responding to the treatments ordered by the doctors. The family wants to try cannabis oil, and the money will go toward getting the alternative medicine for her. Big Ang has been silent on social media for the most part, not alluding to how serious her condition was really getting.

Fans have known that Big Ang experienced a cancer recurrence, but had no clue just how sick the Mob Wives star really is. Radar Online reported a hospitalization for Big Ang just a few weeks ago, but it didn’t seem as serious as they are saying now. It seems that Ang started chemotherapy on January 5, but after a month there are no results. Her current state of labored breathing and being in the hospital has everyone around her worried about what the next steps will be. Big Ang was transported to the emergency room for help with the pain management and labored breathing. Just last week, Mob Wives co-star Karen Gravano said that Big Ang was fighting a “war for her life.”

Currently, Big Ang can be seen airing on Mob Wives on VH1. It is unclear whether or not the cancer recurrence will be addressed. Right now, Ang is dealing with bar stuff and is in a battle with her husband, Neil, over him helping out more. She had mentioned money struggles, which is likely why fundraising was set up. There has been over $3,400 raised for Big Ang in just a few hours. There isn’t much more information available about Ang’s condition, or what the next step will be if the immunotherapy doesn’t work. Fans are stepping up to help their favorite reality star in a big way. Big Ang is very well liked in and around her hometown, and many of her friends are rallying together to help with her needs. Big Ang is fighting for her life, and she won’t stop until she beats cancer again.

17 thoughts on “Big Ang Diagnosed With Brain & Throat Cancer, In The Fight Of Her Life

  1. susan jones

    ive only seen a couple of mob wives ,1st time i saw it i fell in love with it and i saw straight away big ang was funny and lovable,im so sorry and sad to learn she is no longer with us,i had no idea,your gonna be missed ang and always loved.godbless you and R.I.P x

  2. Ruthy

    Big Ang
    We all Live you and God is Good and works miracles!!! Prayers for you and the Family.. In Jesus name Amen????

  3. Frances

    My prayers are with big Ang And family she will fight this Big Ang is a strong woman my prayers are with her

  4. Kimberly Shaver

    Prayers going up for you Big Ang, you are an inspiration to many, Your Beautiful, Strong, Determined and definetly a Fighter, I have no doubt you will fight this, I love you and I will pray for you daily! #TeamBigAng4-Life

  5. melissa stephens

    prayers n love for her and her whole family and all of her so sorry ,she is such a good person. we don’t understand why God does what He does,we just have to keep praying for strength courage and the wisdom to make it through!! God bless big ang!! #bigangwillalwaysberemembered <3

  6. Dianna

    Praying that god will touch and anointed your body. Get well soon Big Ang Love you. Always keep that warm spirit about you

  7. Cydney

    Big Ang from the first time I saw you on the show I loved you. I grew up in New Britain,Ct. with a group women (not Mob Wives) but we were tough bitches because we had to be. I am now 53 and not so tough. I have an illness that makes me behave. I am saying my Blessings and Healing Prayers for you and you cannot give up. There is no such thing as giving up. I have been knocked down in life too many times to count but I always get up. So keep fighting and bring out your tough bitch and don’t give up. Keep Positive you have a beautiful family and great and true friends like I do from back in the day!

  8. Twinnietaz

    I watched mob wives tonight,cant help crying when ang was crying!love you and praying for you and your family.

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  10. Mercygonzalez

    I love the show and trul. love and appreciate Big Ang’s spirit. She seems to always be the peacemaker and is soooo funny. I pray for her comfort and healin. I appreciate the updates as I am a fan of the show and love Big Sng. Will be praying for her……

  11. Janet

    I hope all turns out well for bIg Any. It truly is heartbreaking. The only thing I have a problem with is the gofundme account. I think that before people ask for help, they need to help themselves. Do you really need a Mercedes? Do you have equity on your home? I’m sure there are plenty of name brand items or just other items that are not necessary and can be sold. I speak from experience not as a “hater” as they say.

  12. Robin Anderson

    I must say I am shocked to my core knowing Big Ang is in the major fight for her life. Being a cancer survivor 4 times in the past ten years, I can relate to the many treatment options, however; the very last time I was diagnosed I had stage three ovarian cancer and had slim chances of surviving it. I do know that prayer is POWERFUL and that there is a nationwide prayer chain going out for Ang as we speak.. I love her so much she reminds me of my cousin. A peacemaker, a loyal loving person who deserves the best of everything….I pray with all my heart that Ang will respond to the cannabis oil treatment, it works! My heart is aching for all of her family and I am praying that God will heal Ang like he did me…. Have Faith…Don’t stop fighting! Keep giving cancer hell!!! I LOVE YOU ANG!!!! May God’s Healing hand be upon you now and for always! HUGS!!! LOVE!!!! RESPECT ALWAYS ANG!!! YOU ARE FAMILY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Crystal Judy

    God please wrap your healing arms around big Ang this is heartbreaking I just lost my mom the day after Christmas lord give her family the strength to get thru this sad time you’re all in my prayers

  14. vicky zayas

    I’m so hurt to hear that Ang is not doing well. We love her so much. She’s an amazing women. I am interested in the Go Fund for her. Please let me know . Thank you God bless Ang..she’s in my prayers.

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