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Breast Cancer Experiences

Breast Cancer Experiences

  • I'm J. Beth Q, and I'm a survivor of Breast Cancer

    Encouragement in Finding Oncologist

    Choosing a care team
    Added Sep 30, 2015

    I was encouraged today in finding an oncologist. I called another doctor to let her know what was going on and just asked her office assistant if she might know a good oncologist. Her office assistant called me back with the name of a person my doctor went to school with: Dr. RobynYoung… Her name sounded very familiar so I started searching …

  • Hi, I'm LAURIE K P.

    Survior guilt

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jul 18, 2015

    I was diagnosed December 2014 with stage one hormone receptive breast cancer, I had a lumpectomy January 2015, 20 sessions of radiation. I have had a clear mammogram and good checkups. I am on Letrozole and will be monitored for 5 years. I am taking Zoloft because I have had a hard time dealing with the fact that so far all is well. I keep wait…

  • HI YALL I'M REBEL TOM

    STAGE 3 MELANOMA " LOVE LIFE DO WHAT MAKES YOU LOVE LIFE"

    Living with cancer
    Updated Oct 10, 2015

    I AM A MELANOMA PT. TIMES TWO 58 YEARS YOUNG FIRST TIME WAS IN 2002 HAD MOLE ON LEFT EAR HAD SURGERY. LINING ON EAR REMOVED AND REPLACED WITH SKIN FROM NECK HAD PARATID LYMPH NODE REMOVED SENT TO LAB ALL GOOD PUT FACE BACK TOGETHER NO ONE COULD TELL YEAR LATER. 2012 TUMOR SHOWED UP ON SAME EAR STAGE 3 AGAIN CUT OFF HALF EAR NO NODES CHECKED…

  • I Support My Friend Jenn Gerow's Cancer Journey

    Cancer Returned More Aggressively

    Evaluating treatment options
    Updated May 8, 2015

    My name is Liz and I created this account for my friend Jenn, who lost her battle with cancer in Sept 2013.

    http://radiationdaze.blogspot.com

    Jenn was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and with limited funds she went through traditional radiation and chemo treatment and went into remission. She created her blog, Radiation Daz…

  • Hello, I am Tonya Barclay

    Not allowing cancer to define me

    Living with cancer
    Added Mar 28, 2015

    I found this hard to do, that is all people ask about once they found out. I allowed it to cause me to be a bit of a recluse and to hid out in my home. I have came to the understanding that it doesn’t matter if cancer is the end result of my time in the physical world, but what I do on a daily bases with what time I have left in the physical …

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • Hi, I'm John P H.

    cystectomy male

    Overcoming fear
    Added Dec 8, 2014

    I had a cystectomy in July, three weeks later I had chemo. it has really take me down. I could not eat. nausea, vomiting. I took marinol 2.5 for eight days for apetite and now I see doublle. been that way for 6days. when will it stop

  • Hi, I'm NANCY T B.

    Nancy Bromley

    Choosing a care team
    Added Nov 30, 2014

    Living with MBC. NEW TO ME. HELP NE COPE

  • Hi, I'm NANCY A K.

    Uterine Cancer

    Choosing a care team
    Added Nov 26, 2014

    I was very fortunate to find Dr. Rodriguez…She is a wonderful Doctor and a very caring individual.

  • Lesson's Learned

    What I've learned
    Added Nov 17, 2014

    A spiritual book full of life lessons written by a 67 y/o physician with stage 4 neuroendocrine cancer….

    http://www.bookemon.com/book_read_flip.php?book_id=410457

Favorite Breast Cancer Experiences

  • Cancer - The Secret Change

    Living with cancer
    Added Jan 31, 2015
    This article, so very well written by a practicing oncologist, is superb! Dr. Salwitz truly captures the feelings that I (and probably thousands of other cancer patients) have. Cancer does suck! My cancer is rare. It grows slowly, but it grows. I do not “look like I have cancer.” I hear so often,“You really look great.” The problem is I …
  • I'm Beth, and I'm going through treatment for Breast Cancer.

    A Summary of My Chemo Experience

    What I've learned
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    This is a summary of the chemo treatment I survived. I have never experienced anything like this. Radiation, and even surgery, was a breeze in comparison:

    6 treatments, one every 21 days:

    - for each treatment, Brad and I were there 2.5 to 4 hours (always had the bloodwork and meeting with the doctor a day or 2 before treatment)

    - #2 …

  • I'm Gloria Becker, and I'm a survivor of Colon Cancer

    I Care - Please Read

    Just some thoughts
    Added Jan 7, 2010

    LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
    You’ve probably heard this before; however, it meant little to me until I was the one being told, " You have colorectal cancer." If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary, such as pain or discomfort that will not go away, call your doctor.

    OBTAIN FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
    This can be a useful tool for yo…

  • Hi, I'm Peggy J C.

    Alway have HOPE!

    What I've learned
    Added Aug 22, 2018

    In June 2018 I celebrated my 20th year as a survivor. What a struggle and blessing!
    Never give up HOPE!