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Breast Cancer Experiences

Breast Cancer Experiences

  • 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 …

  • Hi, I'm Kris J

    6 month check up

    My diagnosis
    Added Mar 13, 2020

    So I finished treatments last August and had a six month check and showing cancer free… praise God..
    Still have some brain fog on days and learning to deal with after effects of radiation area. Having had anal cancer radiation set full on menopause into effect the hot flashes are the worst.. trying different things to get through this part of…

  • Hi, I'm Netti

    Blessed

    Just some thoughts
    Added Feb 13, 2020

    I have been so blessed to be in the Care of Northwest Medical Specialties.
    I am “Cancer Free”. The loving care and compassion at NW MED is amazing! Hugs to Northwest Medical Specialties. They are my Hero’s.

  • Hi, I'm Lisa J S.

    Breast cancer patient

    Evaluating treatment options
    Added Jan 27, 2020

    I am going through Chemo right now for 4 cycles in FL. I used the Digicap for my forth treatment and everything went fine. I was able to stand the cold knowing that I probably wouldn’t lose my hair. Wrong. I followed all the instructions to a “T” and my hair all fell out on day 15. I had the rest shaved off. I would have kept paying the hi…

  • I'm Darla S., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Breast Cancer

    Stage 4 No More

    Just some thoughts
    Updated Aug 20, 2019

    In November 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 4, Triple Positive, Invasive Ductal Metastatic Breast Cancer. I had a LOT of bone involvement, tumors in my liver and LOTS of lymph nodes. My PET scan looked like a Christmas Tree. I started my treatments with 10 rounds of radiation to a bone in my pelvis and a few vertebrae they were afraid would …

  • Hi, I'm GREGORY E B.

    Reactions from People

    Just some thoughts
    Added Aug 8, 2019

    When someone hears That I have breast cancer and had to have Mastectomy, I get that look then a comment “Men don’t get Breast Cancer”
    So then I have to give statics and reasoning and Stating Men Have Breasts too. At first saying you get the Yeah right laughter then are you serious? So I will pull up my shirt and show my scar. I get that EEeyouu…

  • hello I amMonkeygirl

    Breast Cancer

    My diagnosis
    Added May 25, 2019

    I wondered from time to time what I would do if I ever came Uppitylady1? with a cancer diagnosis. When I did find out I had breast cancer the news was delivered by a gentleman with his hand on the door knob who I felt. couldn’t<t get out of the room fast enough. That<s ok with me I wanted to leave too.
    My thought about what to do mexy took me a…

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 …
  • 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 …

  • 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 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…