Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola Thanks Fans as She Battles Stage 4 Lung and Brain Cancer: 'It's All Very Overwhelming'

02/10/2016 AT 10:00 PM EST

Angela "Big Ang" Raiola is thanking fans and friends for the "overwhelming" love and support she's received after being hospitalized for stage 4 lung and brain cancer.

The reality star live tweeted the latest episode of her VH1 show Mob Wives on Wednesday, and also gave an update on her condition.

"I am resting & will try to write with you all as best I can tonight," Raiola, 55, wrote in her series of tweets. "Just know that I will be watching with you & reading as much as I can."

Wednesday night's episode gave fans a look into her cancer battle as cameras followed her and husband Neil to a doctor's appointment, during which Raiola finds out she has a nodule on her lungs that could cancerous.





"Not looking forward to reliving this moment right now," she wrote on Twitter. "But it is part of my journey and people need to be educated on it for their health."

Raiola was diagnosed with throat cancer in March, and then underwent surgery again in June.



Earlier this month, Raiola's sister Janine Detore publicly revealed Raiola's recent hospitalization for stage 4 brain and lung cancer, and how treatments have not been working, prompting her to set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for alternative treatments. (The page surpassed its $25,000 goal in two days.)

"I know I've said it before, but I just want to make sure it's always known... Thank you ALL for the concern, support, love, & well wishes," the Mob Wives star tweeted. "Your messages aren't going unnoticed, just understand it's all very overwhelming. I truly love you all."



Raiola and her family, including sister Janine, recently taped an exclusive interview for the Dr. Oz Show, which will air on Feb. 16.

"Watch as we embark on this journey with my sister @biggangvh1 as she fights the biggest battle," Detore wrote on Instagram.
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