"This all could have been prevented and save everyone involved.”
I had DCIS nine years ago. I had a mastectomy and three lymph nodes removed. I was told I didn’t need treatment.
Nine years later, I went back to the doctor with arm pain. I was told it was most likely not breast cancer. I insisted they do a scan, and sure enough, cancer. I had a mass in my pectoral muscles, laying on a big nerve that leads to my arm.
I started taking Ibrance and a hormone. I don't understand why when getting a mammogram they can't do an MRI on the side with no breast. I asked this every year. They just don't do it. Sad! This all could have been prevented and save everyone involved.
- 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.