"Now I wait and watch. Scan to scan. Just waiting for it to show its ugly head again.”
In March 2016, I had DCIS Stage 0. I was treated with a lumpectomy and radiation. Ten months later during my routine mammogram, they found more cancer. By the time testing was done, it was Stage 4, metastatic to the lymph nodes and bones. Treatment included chemo, mastectomy of my right breast, and radiation to my chest and bones.
Now, I wait and watch. Scan to scan. Just waiting for it to show its ugly head again.
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
- New York
- New Jersey
“Mr. Marcus, you have kidney, lung, and brain cancer. Stage 4. We are going to monitor you for the next 24 hours but there is not much we can do for you here. You need to go home and start making arrangements. At most, you have two years to live.”
I had a red circle on the right side of my breast, and I had lost twenty pounds despite the fact that I was not on a diet. When I went to the doctor their tests couldn’t find anything wrong, so I told them to check out this red spot.
My husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). He had a total left nephrectomy on our 35th wedding Anniversary on Sept. 10, 2012. At that time there was no treatment that was available.