"Yes, we need more awareness, and hope :)”
I'm kind of a different metastatic case. I've been off chemo for over a year! I had breast cancer, then they found breast cancer cells in my liver. I went back on chemo for 18 months. I took a break to feel better, and my oncologist has kept me off of chemo.
CTS and PET scans only show tiny cancer scars(?) - yay! God healed me!!! Or, I'm part of the two or three percent of metastatic that stay without cancer. I was laid off of work before my met diagnosis. I'm grateful for disability, and now I'm looking for a job again. Those are the key points. Oh, yes, and the challenge of people asking how long I would have chemo - "pretty much for the rest of my life" - but that wasn't true! Yes, we need more awareness, and hope :)
Blessings to all. Photo is my mom and I.
- 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.