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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

October Awareness - Day 2 - #StageIVneedsacure

There are more than 150,000 women in the US living with Metastatic Breast Cancer – Source – National Cancer Institute, May 18, 2017

1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer

30% of these women will eventually progress of Metastatic Breast Cancer.

40,000 women in the United State die every year from MBC (Metastatic Breast Cancer/Stage IV

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