There's some really good news for Teen Mom 3 alum Mackenzie McKee! After Mackenzie's beloved mom Angie Douthit had been diagnosed with brain cancer back in January, Angie has dedicated herself to fighting the disease and she gave fans regular updates on social media along the way. Over the weekend, Angie took to Facebook to share a positive update and she revealed that she is beating cancer.
"It’s a good day, radiation and chemo are kicking this cancer's butt!" Angie's doctor told her during a recent visit. According to Angie's new scans, her brain tumors are continuing to shrink and one of the tumors in her lungs went from 7 centimeters to 2 centimeters. She also had "hundreds" of smaller tumors in her lungs, and because of the treatment they are all now either inactive or gone completely. "I will continue on the chemo pill and will have more scans in April and May," she revealed.
Angie's daughter Mackenzie must be thrilled with the good news about her mom's health, especially because she was hit pretty hard when she found out about her mom's cancer diagnosis earlier this year. "I’m devastated, I’m angry, I'm shook, I can’t breathe. You are everything. Please pray," Mackenzie wrote in the caption of a collage of photos showing her close relationship with her mom on Instagram.
On Jan. 2, she revealed that her mom's sickness was worse than they originally thought. "All prayer warriors. Please pray for my mom. What we thought was bronchitis turned out to be three masses on her brain, one large one in her lung, and multiple blood clots. We are in shock and devastated. She has brain surgery tomorrow. I’m sick. I’m so sick and want to wake up," she wrote.
The news was extra shocking considering how fit and active Angie is. In November they actually competed in a diabetes awareness run together, and her mom blew her out of the water! "Thanks Mom for always setting a good example of health and fitness in my life," Mackenzie gushed at the time.
Mackenzie mentioned how well her mom treats her body in an interview with Us Weekly. "She is the healthiest person I know," she said. "Eats healthier than me. Always organic. Doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink, she is a school teacher so [she] has no money. She runs marathons and works out two to three times a day. This does not run in our family," she revealed.
It's unclear if Angie's healthy lifestyle paired with her treatment is what helped her beat cancer, but one thing seems certain — she will be able to tell her story to a larger audience because Mackenzie will reportedly be joining the cast of Teen Mom OG as Farrah Abraham's replacement.
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