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Cancer: Breast board


Kalie--Firstly, I admire your strength and wish you the best with all your treatments.

I lost my mother to metastatic breast cancer (to the brain...but also present in the bones, lungs and on the skin) in January, so I can truly sympathize with your situation. She was first diagnosed in November 1998, and the first time it returned it was in 2001...September 11th (and I lived in NYC at the time...another story). She fought hard and was on so many drugs/chemos: doxorubicin and cycolphosphamide (A/C), Navelbine, taxol, taxotere, femara, Aredia, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP), morphine...I could go on and on. She also had radiation and spinal fusion surgery. She really suffered, but through it all it was up to our family to manage her medical care....and that is exactly what we did up until the very end. She survived substantially longer than she would have if we left it up to her doctor, and we are so grateful!

Kudos to you for realizing this. Doctors have many hidden agendas (pharmaceutical kickbacks, too many patients, long hours, etc...).

Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will keep looking to see how you're doing! :)