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 1, 2018

Watch Video- My Cancer Journey..... So Far

My Cancer Story video is a passion project, learn more about my story, Stage IV, Triple Negative, Clinical Trials, and my mission to help find a cure for breast cancer, by doing my part.
With being positive for BRCA1+, my daughter has a 50/50 chance of having the gene too. I will do anything within my power to ensure that she does not have to face Cancer in her lifetime.

To everyone who made this video possible, words cannot express my gratitude for this gift, that will not be wasted.  I am forever in your debt.

To everyone on my journey, from my doctors, the makers of Parp and Immunotherapy drugs, Clinical Trials, family, friends and strangers who have all become an important part of our lives, you have forever changed my life.

Thank you for watching my story and sharing it with your friends, family and network. This message is so important.

We need to change the focus on Breast Cancer Awareness to focus on finding a CURE for all Stage IV patients.

40,000 women a year die in the United States of this horrible disease, while approximately 150,000 women live and cope with it daily, waiting for a cure before it takes us too.

#stageiv #tnbc #brca1 #breastcancer #lucysworld

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