"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.
- 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.