“Cancer writers need to be more aware to avoid making sweeping generalizations.”
I was diagnosed with incurable Stage IV Gleason 9 prostate cancer de novo in 2015. I had a RALRP and later went on ADT, but, last year became refractory. Now, on top of dealing with that, I’ve been diagnosed with Medication-Related OsteoNecrosis of the Jaw because of the bone strengthener I was given for only two years.
I’m grateful to have the opportunity to put my affairs in order and to spend time with my new granddaughters, and other loved ones. I have read so much information on prostate cancer that has zero relevance to my situation. Luckily, I’m conversant with medical terms and, most of the time, can decipher what doesn’t apply to me. Cancer writers need to be more aware to avoid making sweeping generalizations.
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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.