"My future is up in the air."
I was first diagnosed with BC in 2014. I had four rounds of chemo and 17 radiations. My 27/29 remained elevated but was declared no longer needing treatment other than Femara daily.
In December 2016, I fell on ice. After uncontrolled pain for a month, I was sent for x-rays and a CT. They found Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in both hips. The new Oncologist started me on Ibrance, Zometa and Faslodex. The Femara was disconnected. After six months, a PET scan revealed no improvement. In fact, I now have a spot on my liver and spine. I’m waiting for acceptance into a clinical trial with Exemestane and Entinostat. My future is up in the air.
- 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.