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

Thursday, October 11, 2018

#thinkbeforeyoupink this year!

#thinkbeforeyoupink this year!

  • Be aware and help spread next level of Awareness:
  • Stage IV (also known as Metastatic) has NO CURE
  • 40,000 women in the United State die every year from MBC (Metastatic Breast Cancer/Stage IV
  • Clinical Trials save lives but only 2% of Breast Cancer patients in the US participant due to many reasons, here are some, No access to clinical trials, many communities due not have facilities that participate, awareness, fear of trying untested drugs - not true- patients in trials are surveilled more than if in standard of care, and more.

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