"Knowledge is power. I hope and pray that I watch my grandkids grow up.”
I was a 54-year-old lady when I went for my first mammogram, and it came back positive for estrogen-fed breast cancer. Scans showed it had already gone to my spine, my chest cavity, then it started a mass in my arm.
Now, I’ll be doing my 15th chemo treatment tomorrow. I have to have it the rest of my life. Every little ache makes one wonder if it spread more, or if anything changes in scans every three months.
Knowledge is power. I hope and pray that I watch my grandkids grow up. The oldest one is ten and the youngest is three. I try to stay positive for them.
- 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.