"I was originally diagnosed in March of last year with stage 3, while 7.5 months pregnant!”
I was originally diagnosed in March of last year with stage 3, while 7.5 months pregnant! I received 16 rounds of chemo, four of them while pregnant. The baby was born full-term and healthy. Then, I received 28 rounds of radiation; those treatments ended in January 2018.
I was only in remission for six months, then breast cancer recurrence to stage 4. It metastasized to my pelvis and femur bone and small met to liver in August 2018.
- 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.