"I'm able to live my life somewhat as a normal 64-year-old woman, for now anyway."
Here we are a year later and I’m doing pretty well. After a year of chemo infusions and another year on Xeloda, a chemo pill, I’m feeling pretty good and the Liver Metastasized Breast Cancer is stable and I’m able to live my life somewhat as a normal 64-year-old woman, for now anyway. I want to see more research for cures and prevention, more public awareness to the fact that breast cancer is serious stuff and often returns in a very life-threatening MBC state. I encounter far too many others in a similar situation, and it is sad and frightening.
- 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.