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My Journey These Last Two Deadful Years

In 2010 I lost my husband to cancer. A few days before his passing I had a routine mammogram and the spots were discovered. Few days after his funeral I had a follow-up mammogram and ultrasound and it was concluded that the spots would just be observed. 557 more words

Life Lessons

New Chemo:  Doxetaxel & Herceptin

I have high hopes for my next cycle – this chemo is supposed to be more gentle, with far less side effects.  I will be given Doxetaxel for the next four sessions.  307 more words


Originally posted October 23rd, 2014 on Facebook

Today, I had a second ultrasound guided biopsy. The first determined that I have cancer, what the cells looked like, how they behaved. 416 more words


We've got a complicated order

Cancer is a complicated little bugger.

It’s just one of the many reasons I despise cancer. I like simple.

Bon Qui Qui likes simple.

You know Bon Qui Qui, of course. 619 more words


Konichiwa, DS-8201a

Where did this thing come from?

Daiichi Sankyo shared phase 1 data from its investigational HER2-targeted ADC DS-8201a at ESMO this weekend: no DLTs, and among the 20 patients evaluable for response, there was an ORR of 35% and a DCR of 90%. 322 more words

To have chemo or not to have chemo: September to 9 October 2015

My ‘specialist holy trinity’ – GP, Surgeon and Oncologist all agree that in my case a mastectomy was not necessary and that the lumpectomy treated with radiation has the same effectiveness as a mastectomy.  366 more words


First Time at Oncology: (September 2015)

6 weeks after the lumpectomy and we are off to meet the oncologist.  This is a visit necessary for all patients who have undergone surgery for cancer.  750 more words

Breast Cancer