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Breast Cancer Experiences

Breast Cancer Experiences

  • I'm ansimpson, and I support someone with cancer

    Turning 40...

    Just some thoughts
    Updated May 16, 2022

    Hey everyone!

    I am not a cancer survivor but I am gran-daughter to two grandmothers that had breast cancer. My mother’s mom had breast cancer and luckily survived. My dads mom was no so fortunate. I was always so angry with her, knowing that she waited so long to get treatment. I knew she was afraid of losing her breasts and no longer fee…
  • living with stage 4 cancer

    Going through treatment
    Added Mar 9, 2022

    My name is Carolyn Troutman I am 72 years old. I found out that I had stage four lung cancer in 2021. My first treatment was a pill call taggresso. before I started the pill I was on oxygen for months. I also had a very bad cough. After starting the pill my oxygen got better. I started out riding in a wheelchair because my oxygen would drop w…

  • Hi, I'm Hopeful

    Living Hopeful

    Living with cancer
    Added Feb 16, 2022

    I am 75 years old married 51 years so far. Have 4 children and 15 grandchildren. Cancer has been with me since 2017 . I have breast and liver cancer and it will be with me until I die. I love the care I receive every three weeks and know it is sustaining me. I would love to hear from others who are also carrying cancer for the rest of their life…

  • I'm Shannon K, and I'm a survivor of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    2018 Highly Aggressive Breast Cancer...2021 Leukemia....Forever

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 16, 2022

    Hello,
    I am a 42-year-old, single female who has been battling cancer since 2018. I was diagnosed with High Aggressive Ductal Carcinoma in August of 2018. I went through 11 months of infusion chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and a BRCA-1 diagnosis.
    Today, I am battling CML which has been worse than the treatments for breast cancer. I am ex…

  • I'm michaelbraco, and I'm a healthcare professional

    What causes the 'Roadrunner Email Problems'?

    Just some thoughts
    Added Dec 24, 2021

    Roadrunner Email is a popular email provider. Occasionally, Roadrunner email problems are caused by server configuration. Therefore, double-check your settings to ensure that your email client is configured to connect to the server. You can ping a…

  • Hi, I'm Dale E S.

    Dale E S.

    Going through treatment
    Added Nov 4, 2021

    I had nonsmall cell adenocarcinoma in my left lung in 20210. I had done well until the spring of 2019. My cancer had matestized in my bones. It is wide spread and I am stage four. It came back very fast.

    I am on a new medication called retevmo. My last two scans have shown no new growth, so I am very happy. While I have no pain, I do deal wit…

  • A Cancer Journey Virtual Musical

    Just some thoughts
    Added Oct 17, 2021

    This is interesting and for a good cause: www.VividDreamsofaCancerSurvivor.foundation

  • Hi, I'm SHARON K N.

    My birthday thoughts.

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jun 10, 2021

    Three years ago I celebrated my birthday by having my infusion pump disconnected at the center. I was being treated for pancreatic cancer. Yesterday I celebrated enjoying the lovely weather at our lake home. I am blessed to be alive and enjoying my family and friends. Thank you to Dr. Natarajan, Dr. Singh, and the caring team at Nebraska Cancer …

  • Hi, I'm JACQUES H.

    Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Diagnosis

    My diagnosis
    Added Apr 4, 2021

    My diagnosis of non hodgkin’s lymphoma was kind of a long process that I will share with you here.

    During the Spring of 2019 I was experiencing back pain. I thought it was my lower back. I got an MRI of my lumbar spine and it showed a slightly bulging disk which seemed to explain the back pain. I started doing physical therapy to treat it. I …

  • Hi, I'm Betti

    8 years ago

    Just some thoughts
    Updated Feb 15, 2021

    It was 8 years ago today (15Feb2013) that I was getting ready to go to the hospital to have my mastectomy and lymph node dissection. That seems so long ago but very real in my mind. My breast patient navigator had been invited by my surgeon to attend my surgery. She met me in the preop area and we shared a good talk. The last thing I recall …

Favorite Breast Cancer Experiences

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • Hi, I'm Peggy J C.

    Alway have HOPE!

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 22, 2018

    In June 2018 I celebrated my 20th year as a survivor. What a struggle and blessing!
    Never give up HOPE!

  • I'm Beth, and I'm going through treatment for Breast Cancer.

    A Summary of My Chemo Experience

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    This is a summary of the chemo treatment I survived. I have never experienced anything like this. Radiation, and even surgery, was a breeze in comparison:

    6 treatments, one every 21 days:

    - for each treatment, Brad and I were there 2.5 to 4 hours (always had the bloodwork and meeting with the doctor a day or 2 before treatment)

    - #2 …

  • I'm Gloria Becker, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    I Care - Please Read

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
    You’ve probably heard this before; however, it meant little to me until I was the one being told, " You have colorectal cancer." If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary, such as pain or discomfort that will not go away, call your doctor.

    OBTAIN FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
    This can be a useful tool for yo…