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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Jacksonville

We had an AMAZING event, almost 12,000 people came out to support this cause, While the final numbers are not in yet, we raised and continue to raise well over last years numbers.

Thank you to the Jacksonville community for coming out strong for Breast Cancer.

There is NO CURE for Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast Cancer - we need more research, funding and clinical trials to find a cure for the 150,000 women living with MBC in the US today.

We lose 40,000 women a year in the US from this horrible disease and owe it to them to find a CURE!

In 2018, there is no reason why anyone should die from Breast Cancer.

I was honored to be the Event Chair for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Jacksonville, Fl. I used my role to educate about MBC and elevate the messaging to no cure for MBC! Note my team shirt is NOT pink, in the sea of pink shirts! The back of the shirt said Stage IV - Still No Cure! 💕💕💕

#stageivneedsmore #tnbc #moreforMBC #dyingforacure #brca1 #clinicaltrials

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