I had to go through many MANY tests to make sure it wasn't/didn't spread to my organs and bones in which I am VERY lucky it didn't! This catagorized to Stage IIB breast cancer. (Triple positive, HER2 positive - getting TCH-P Chemotherapy 6 times every 3 weeks) I chose to have a double masectomy January 5th 2015 with the start of tissue expanders. January 9th 2015 the surgeon called and explained to me that there is NO active cancer! I had a complete response to the chemotherapy! Because the tumor was so large, many doctors discussed my case and decide it's best I go through with radiaton to keep any recurring cancer out of question. Radiation began February 2015. I will receive 28 treatments total! I also will take an estrogen blocker called Tamoxafin since my cancer was estrogen positive. I will take this pill for TEN (yes 10!) Years of my life.
My journey so far with cancer has NOT been easy especially being a mother to a two year old, losing my job, and not to mention the physical and emotional stress. I have learned QUICK that cancer does not care what you have in your life. It does not descriminate. I try my best to raise awareness to females under 40 that BREAST CANCER CAN OCCUR at such a young age. Studies show we are a rare 7% and I choose to make a difference with this 7%!
I set this account up for myself and for my family and I to pay bills, for food, for babysitting costs (while at doctor appointments), gas and most importantly for my health. Any and all donations help. My family and I are VERY appreciative for your donation today, tomorrow, and everyday. Thank you and God Bless.
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