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Kim Roberts: Not going to give up
Hello. My name is Kim Roberts and I am a stage IV breast cancer survivor. I am 44 years old, divorced, and have a 13 year old son. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, went through all the treatments, and was declared cancer free a year later. I then went through a painful divorce after 13 years of marriage. My son and I moved into an apartment in 2008 and began a new life.
It was very hard for a while. I was still recovering from the cancer treatments while grieving the break up of my family. I put on a happy face when I had my son for the week, but as soon as he left to go… » Read More
Heather LoRe: Facing Great Challenge with Even Greater Inspiration
With her feet firmly planted in reality, Heather LoRe, first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and later diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2008, is nonetheless committed to life and to living her dreams unencumbered by negative energy, writes Maryann Dickman on NorthReading.Patch.com. (April 17, 2011)
Dickman's article continues: LoRe's typically upbeat attitude, coupled with an ever-present care and concern for others and their wellbeing, have helped keep her actively engaged in all facets of life.
"People are living with breast cancer," she explains.… » Read More
Lisa: Don't miss a moment
In 2003 I went in for some minor breast reconstruction - I had a tram flap done in 1998 and needed a "tune-up". Prior to the surgery, I was having intense belly pain for a few months and went to my GYN Oncologist. After various tests, we learned that I had a cyst on my ovary, so we thought.
When both my doctors, GYN Oncologist and Plastic Surgeon, started to perform surgery, they found breast cancer on both ovaries and my Fallopian tubes were encased with breast cancer. They removed both of my ovaries and Fallopian tubes and closed me up, because I had mets, breast cancer,… » Read More
Carla: Cancer is a growth, not a growth experience
A routine mammogram picked up my initial breast cancer in 1994 when I was 44 years old. Stunned, of course, because neither the doctor nor I could feel any lump, I was drawn into the cancer vortex. A lumpectomy and 6 cycles of chemotherapy and radiation filled the next 7 months. At the end of all that, my prognosis was good and I was hopeful.
After 6 years of ‘all clear", I had pain in my shoulder and attributed it to "middle aged woman out of shape". My oncologist had been following me and watching tumor markers, which now had gone up. And now Part II began. Since… » Read More
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