Hello, my name is Dee. I am a breast cancer survivor from 2006. I am currently in my 2nd battle with Breast Cancer. This is a tough disease. I was in my 40's the first time around and definitely handled it better, at least I thought so. I have since learned that Chemo Brain is a real thing. My friend Teri, who was there during the first battle, relayed to me that I was in bed most of the time back in 2006. Today, at the ripe ole age (ha!) of 57, I rarely lie down. I am more active because I have to be. My support and help has changed drastically, and I find that I now have to take
My brother just got diagnosed Sarcomoid Carcinomia of prostate stage IV which is very very rare type of cancer. He is 46, healthy and doesn't have any bad symptoms but his bowel movements. His urologist referred him to local oncologist to be seen. Oncologist was very young and eager but didn't treat my brother right. Of course it's bad news, not easy to spit it out for the patient. He explained what it is, how he found out and where it spread. He didn't have the treatment yet, because he never treated something like this before.
My son was diagnosed with ganglioneuroblastoma stage 2B when he was 9 years old. A 6cm tumor was found on his adrenal gland incidentally during a CT scan for unrelated appendicitis. He hadn't had any symptoms and the doctors couldnt feel the tumor upon examination even after knowing where it was. Our whole life was turned upside down that night in the emergency room. He was treated by surgical resection only and countless follow up tests and appointments have followed.
A picture taken of me and my wife while touring Ephesus, just out of Athens, Greece. There is life after cancer in some cases. I was one of the lucky ones. A good part of my right neck and base of tongue missing but overall, no complaints while I'm still topside.
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