"I am a fighter, and I am not going to let this beat me.”
I have stage 4 right Breast Cancer Metastasis. I found a burning lump the size of a golf ball in my breast two days before my gallbladder surgery. A mammogram was done, and one week later, I had a biopsy done. Four markers were put in and all sorts of tests were done. Finally, after three months, I had to tell my oncologist to do a PET scan and get on with treatment.
I have gone through chemo and had to be hospitalized for pneumonia and have my right lung scraped. I was in hospital for a month. I am going on with labs and infusions and was taking Anastrozole. Now, I am taking two injections at a time every 21 days along with infusions. I am a fighter, and I am not going to let this beat me. Prayers, a strong support system and family help a lot.
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- West Virginia
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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.