I am 55 years old and was diagonosed with stage 3 Triple negative Breast Cancer in May of '09. I had a 3cm lump in my lymph node located in my arm pit as well as 3 large tumors in my right breast, so my Oncolosist started extreme measures immediately. We started with the "Red Devil" chemo, named for its hideous side effects-your hair begins falling out in 2 weeks! I did not get a bit sick, but I was so tired. After red devel, I began going every week for chemo treatments for 6 months. I had no real issues other than being tired and I loved my wigs-so fun and easy to get ready! In Dec. '09 I went to surgery for a Double Masectomy, and possibly take out some lymph nodes, Blessings from God- the chemo had done the trick-no cancer in the lymph nodes! After much recovery from the masectomys, reconstructive surgery to get new and perkier boobs! Turthfully I was tired of the old ones! So ALL is good;;;;; until Sept of 2011, when I discovered a lump near my clavical, which turned out to be 6 rather good sized lumps. Pet scans, other tests now reveal I have Metastatic Breast cancer.No big deal, God is my healer, he doesn't want me sick so I'm not afraid. I started 7 wks of radiation, then I had 6 treatments of CMF, a milder form of chemo. I just did my last 1 today! I had a Pett Scan, and EVERYTHING is FINE! No cancer ANYWHERE! So my friends, don't be discouraged, breast cancer IS beatable,I plan to live til I'm 84 so I can go shopping with my daughter!! And God willing, I will make it-and so will YOU!
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