In 2008, I was diagnosed with Stage 3B triple negative breast cancer at the age of 44. I found a lump in my left armpit and followed up with a mammogram. I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer with a 3 cm size tumor in my left breast with lymph node involvement.
I took chemotherapy, had double mastectomies and 32 to rounds of radiation. When the results from the surgery came back, I had no evidence of disease!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 69. My daughter was diagnosed 24 months earlier than me at the age of 44. My husband was diagnosed with non-hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 69 while I was being treated for breast cancer. We were all treated by the same oncologist, my daughter and I were also treated by the same surgeon and radiologist. In 2011 I found a lump I my left breast. I had a biopsy received notice that I had breast cancer I began chemotherapy treatments right away followed by a mastectomy and 32 radiation treatments.
In 2011 I became sick while vacationing with my wife. We were at Hilton Head Island celebrating the end of her chemotherapy treatments and recouping from her recent mastectomy. The ER doctor found a large mass in the abdomen area and told me to see my primary care physician as soon as possible. We left immediately for home and began making appointments. In early January 2012, I had a biopsy and found that was non-hogkin lymphoma. I began a 14 month period of chemotherapy treatment. In 2014 the tumor was back and I began to take a stronger chemo. I have been cancer free of lymphoma since June 2015.
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