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Filling the Glass

When I started down the breast cancer road, I began a rather unhealthy relationship with statistics.  Over and over I googled and searched the breast cancer websites, including the research related ones. What were the survival rates for Stage II … Continue reading

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Chemo Induced Neuropathy Research

I completed phase 2 of the chemo induced neuropathy(CIN) research a few weeks ago.  Although it was a pain in the butt to drive to San Francisco 4 times a week for 2 weeks, I quite enjoyed being out and … Continue reading

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Research

As a survivor of my bouts with breast cancer, it just makes sense to me to participate in any research where I can contribute to the body of knowledge about breast cancer, and hopefully to change the future for the … Continue reading

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Surveillance, Remission, and Moving On

Surveillance after breast cancer treatment is a bit of a fraught topic.  Most women are dismayed when they go from a high degree of medical interaction during their treatment phase to almost being thrown out the door once they conclude … Continue reading

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Side Effects

One of the permanent side effects from chemo that I’ve been left with is neuropathy.  The Taxol in my first round of chemo started it, and before I had a chance to recover, the Carboplatin in my second round firmly … Continue reading

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A View from the Other Side

A few months ago, a very close friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. As she’s a single woman with no partner, and because she is in the same health system as I am, I offered to be whatever help I … Continue reading

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Scan Time Again

I saw my oncologist last week to go over my scan results and the first words out of her mouth were “Are the false positives we keep getting stressing you out too much?” Yes, this quarter’s PET scan showed something … Continue reading

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