LOS ANGELES — Reality TV star Angela “Big Ang” Raiola says she veers between hope and depression as she fights stage-four brain and lung cancer.

Angela Raiola, part of the VH1 series “Mob Wives” and its spinoffs, said in a tearful interview airing Tuesday on “The Dr. Oz Show” that her family is her support and her reason to keep going.

“I look at my kids and my grandchildren and I know how much they need me,” Raiola told Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the syndicated TV series.

The mother of two and grandmother of six has undergone several surgeries since she was diagnosed last year with throat and lung cancer.

She said she was twice declared cancer-free, only to see it return and spread. Radiation and chemotherapy have failed to stop it.

Raiola told Oz she can’t help feeling depressed at times.

“Sometimes I feel I’m gonna be fine, and sometimes I just don’t think I am,” said Raiola, who lives with her daughter and son-in-law.


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