"I say 'Yes' to new experiences and opportunities because I don't know how much longer I will be able to do them!"
My whole life I’ve been basically healthy. I was an avid tennis player and beginning runner when I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer. I took a very aggressive stance to treat it, with 2 surgeries, chemo, and radiation to minimize the chance of recurrence.
When I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer I had completed 2 marathons, 17 half marathons, and many other races. I was in the best shape of my life. The cancer came back anyway.
I’ve now run 34 half marathons and 6 marathons and I have more races scheduled. I say ‘Yes’ to new experiences and opportunities because I don’t know how much longer I will be able to do them!
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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.