What started as IDC (Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma) in 2011, then turned into CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) in 2013, probably partially caused by chemotherapy along with a genetic pre-disposition. Here we are now in March 2016 and I am newly diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in the left breast and liver (LMBC - liver metastasized breast cancer).

So the focus has shifted yet again, BUT... I continue to THANK YOU for your prayers, love & support. I receive them with open & loving arms. My wish is that I will gain strength from you, will provide helpful information and strength to others & will help to strip away the fears we each experience.

I am strong. I am loved. I am healthy. I WILL SURVIVE!

Have you or your loved one had their annual mammogram? PLEASE, don't put it off. Speaking from experience, I highly recommend monthly self exam as well. And if you are now cancer free of breast cancer, do everything you can to insist that your doctors follow up with an occasional PET Scan and labs for tumor markers.

Contents may be uplifting, sad, funny, scary, downright depressing ~ THAT IS CANCER .... at it's best, at its worst.

PLEASE ~ Feel free to share this blog with anyone who is interested to learn about my journey. While I welcome their support, I hope that by sharing this experience freely to the universe I may help to support others by breaking down some of the barriers and fear associated with breast cancer and the treatment.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days: Breast Cancer 101

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I'm concentrating on this subject each of the 31 days in the month of October ~

31 Days of Breast Cancer Awareness... Today is Day 5.

Today I'd like to focus on a wonderful post on the Army of Women's website  Breast Cancer 101 - with Dr. Susan Love

Watch now!

Dr. Susan Love, President of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, recently hosted a "Breast Cancer 101" webinar. Army of Women has posted the webinar online and has also included the Power Point slides that Dr. Love used during the presentation. I found such a wealth of information here for me, even with all my new knowledge about breast cancer. And for everyone, the webinar is a great opportunity to learn about the latest in breast cancer detection and treatment, as well as some of the most innovative prevention research in the field.

Dr. Love is joined by Dr. Steve Shak, Chief Medical Officer for Genomic Health who discusses Oncotype DX, as well as other cutting edge diagnostic options for women.

PASS IT ON... until every woman knows ~


Debbie... aka the cancer warrior ... AND SURVIVOR!!!


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