My Cancer Story -- Continues

My original diagnosis of ER/PR positive, Her2 Negative Stage2b - BRCA1+ with 5 positive nodes was in 2014. I had Chemotherapy, 4 AC and 4 Taxol, Bilateral Mastectomy, Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy, Expanders and full reconstruction - along with 35 radiation treatments. I was then declared "Cancer Free" in March 2015.

I was on Letrozole, daily, which I was told I would remain on it for 5 to 10 years.

However, on Groundhog Day 2017, I was re-diagnosed with Stage IV Triple Negative (TNBC) Metastatic Breast Cancer with a breast cancer tumor in my liver. As my first line of treatment, I joined a Clinical Trial - TOPACIO sponsored by Tesaro, which is a combined treatment of Immunotherapy and a Parp Inhibitor. The drugs are Niraparib (Parp) and Pemprolizumab (Immunotherapy). I have been on this trial since March 2017. ... Read More

Saturday, September 29, 2018


As we are very close to “Pinktober”, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am asking each of you (and to please share with your networks) to #thinkbeforeyoupink.

You will be bombarded with opportunities to make donations at your local store, buy all kinds of “pink” items, t-shirts, ribbons, etc.

Please make sure that at least a portion or all of the proceeds from your purchase or donation is earmarked to be donated to a certified charity, research facility, Breast cancer patients for assistance with access to care, etc, anything that benefits the goals of Breast Cancer Month.

For me, it is We Need A Cure. Do you know that while Stage 0 to Stage 3 Breast Cancer patients can be cured, there is no cure for #stageivbc #stageivneedsmore.
I will make sure when making my purchases the donations will go to research for a cure.

Everyone’s reason for donations, purchases for this month, is personal and I am not asking to change that. I just believe that your reason is not to SOLELY increase the profits of the company selling the pink items. #knowledgeispower

Thanks for listening to my opinion and hopefully #makeadifference this October.

#allforlucy #tnbc #brca1

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