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Okay. Okay. So I was never really “gone” but man it sure felt like it for this past week.

Today, I semi-emerged from the chemo fog enough to let you guys know what’s going on. 743 more words

Breast Cancer

Long life after cancer: odds of success

June 2014

I didn’t get to see the consultant oncologist Dr Tim Crook before I started chemotherapy, but he was good enough to phone me and explain why I’d been recommended for chemo. 201 more words


Breast Cancer and Hormone Replacement

Hormone Therapy Controversy

Millions of women discontinued use of post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy in 2002, after a large, randomized, placebo-controlled study, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), found an increase in breast cancer incidence in women taking conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin®) in combination with medroxyprogesterone acetate, a synthetic progestogen.   281 more words


Hello 29. Goodbye hair.

Today, I turn 29, and I’m not sure I’ve ever been more excited about a birthday. Okay, so maybe, five was an epic year but who can remember that? 549 more words

Breast Cancer

Don't Be Scared, Okay?

Okay, so it’s been a crummy few weeks. In a moment of lost composure, I posted a snippet of my frustration to Facebook. Mistake. Within 24 hours, I deleted it again.   2,560 more words

Personal Journeys

Cancer. Sunny Side Up.

Okay. We did it.

We survived Round 1, eight hours in the chemo chair and 7 shots of immune boosting hell! It’s been a week and change and I feel like I’m finally coming out of the fog. 747 more words

Breast Cancer

Update on Advaxis HER2 Osteosarcoma Treatment

The following report from CNN Money updates us on where we are vis-à-vis immunotherapy treatment for HER2-expressing tumors, including Dr. Nicola Mason’s study on this treatment for osteosarcoma in dogs at the University of Pennsylvania, which was covered in… 24 more words