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Reality star Big Ang fighting illness and marital problems

Photo Credit: Big Ang's Instagram (@bigangvh1)

Photo credit: Big Ang’s Instagram (@bigangvh1)

It came as a shock to many reality TV fans last year when “Mob Wives” star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola revealed that she had been diagnosed with cancer after doctors discovered a tumor in her throat. Now Big Ang has revealed that she’s not only battling cancer, but a crumbling marriage as well.

As most fans know, it was revealed after doctors discovered the massive tumor in Ang’s throat that she had cancer in both her brain and her lungs. Although doctors tried to treat the cancer with chemotherapy, reports last month claimed that Ang wasn’t responding well to the treatment.

Yesterday, Ang appeared on “Dr. Oz” and discussed her stage four cancer diagnosis and explained how she felt when she found out the bad news.

“I was like, I couldn’t hear, what they were saying. I couldn’t even understand. I felt like I was deaf. ‘You have stage four brain cancer and we don’t know how this happened.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t hear. I just can’t even hear this.’ They said, ‘We’re sorry, we don’t know but now you have to go through another doctor, you have to find a brain doctor, a lung, an oncology, a chemo.’  I was like, ‘Oh, this is going too fast for me.’ Now I’m just hysterical.”

The grandmother of six explains that her family has been keeping her positive throughout her ordeal.

“I stay positive. I try to stay positive. I look at my kids and my grandchildren and I know how much they need me. My kids, my daughter lives with me with her kids and her husband, so I’m very close to my grandchildren. My son’s kids always sleep over,” Ang said.

However, she also revealed that her marriage to her estranged husband, Neil Murphy, whom she separated from in December, has deteriorated since the cancer diagnosis.

“I felt like he never stepped up to the plate, so I was done with it,” Ang said. “Now, it’s too late. I would rather be by myself. I would rather be alone.”

The reality star said that she’s now battling depression in the midst of her cancer battle and her failing marriage.

Well, this is a heartbreaking story and we hope that Ang can come out of this as a cancer survivor and a happier woman.