"This diagnosis has impacted my life tremendously.”
This diagnosis has impacted my life tremendously.
I am still going back in my mind thinking about what could have happened to prevent this second diagnosis. Is it something the doctors DIDN’T do, is it something I was suppose to do OR NOT to do after I was told I was “CANCER FREE”?.... These questions play in my head daily.
I am married with children and grandchildren, and I can’t bear the thought of not being here with them. My PCP asked my husband to inquire from my Oncologist what my prognosis looks like. I told him to not ask that question. If given a timeframe, that would devastate me. I’m still working and living my life the way I did before the diagnosis, but it most certainly is a “new norm.”
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I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer in September of 2017. I had a lumpectomy, 4 rounds chemo, and 21 sessions of radiation which I finished in March of 2018. In May of 2018 a lymph node was swelling and by June a spot on my skin had started growing.
Savanah was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage lV, at the early age of 24 years old. Since her diagnosis, Savanah has done a genetic test that test many genetic mutations and all have come back negative, which have left her team of doctors very concerned.
I had a ruptured Appendix and laid in bed on a cruise ship in pain for 5 nights. I got off the ship and went into the ER and was diagnosed with an Appendicitis. I had surgery and was ready to go home when the surgeon told me the thing they thought was an abscess was a Signet Ring Adenocarcinoma.
My father's journey with prostate cancer started 15 years ago when he was diagnosed at age 54. Since that time, he was also diagnosed with colon cancer and 15 years later, has metastatic prostate cancer to the bones, lungs, liver, and now the bile duct.