You can read my entire story here: http://www.butdoctorihatepink.com. The short version? August of 2009, I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer. I had a unilateral mastectomy, and then did six rounds of taxotere and carboplatin. Due to neuropathy, halfway through we switched to taxol. I also did a year of herceptin. Unfortunately, May of 2011 I was diagnosed with metastatic spread to the liver. I began Navelbine, Zometa and Herceptin. However, I was very fortunate for two reasons: cancer was only in my liver, and my oncologist knew a surgeon willing to do a liver resection to try to remove it. October 3rd, 2011, I had the left lobe of my liver removed, and a spot in the right lobe ablated. I now consider myself to be cancer-free.
Many of us who hear the bad news “you have cancer,” are also surprised by how many people turn away from us. Those who we had thought were our best friends, or who would help us to the end ...
November 18, 2011 - 3:28pm
Is there anything harder than caring for somebody with Stage IV cancer? I don't think so. Post your struggles and triumphs here.
November 15, 2011 - 12:38pm
My current chemo is Navelbine. I'm also on Herceptin and Zometa. I have a confusing schedule - chemo weekly, Herceptin every three weeks and Zometa monthly. Fortunately, the only side effect I ...
November 14, 2011 - 8:54pm