"I have been blessed that I haven’t had a difficult time with side effects."
I was initially diagnosed with stage 2b-3a breast cancer from the biopsy. This was due to size of tumor and regional lymph node involvement. The cancer was estrogen positive HER 2 negative. The initial treatment plan was 6 chemo treatments, mastectomy, followed by radiation. However, a radiologist saw a lymph node in my chest wall and was concerned with because of the shape. That led to a PET scan that showed Mets to 2 vertebrae and left hip girdle.
Now I am stage 4 and we have gone from treating for a cure to treating for disease management. I am on my 3rd chemo. I was unable to do Zometa due to osteonecrosis. I have had progression to 2 more vertebrae and the right hip girdle. Most recently I have mets to the brain. Only one lesion was treated with radiostatic radiation. I have been blessed that I haven’t had a difficult time with side effects and still only take Tylenol for pain.
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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.