Royal Oak, MI
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Survivor - Diagnosed with stage 3c invasive lobular carcinoma (a type of breast cancer), I underwent 16 weeks of standard chemo, in addition to immunotherapy and targeted therapy, followed by a bilateral mastectomy, and then followed by 33 radiation treatments. I am currently part of another clinical trial and take a low dose of oral chemotherapy.
Twist on Cancer: My twist on cancer has helped me realize my own inner strength, as well as that of the bonds between myself, and my family and friends. My cancer diagnosis was a reminder that nothing is promised, especially tomorrow. I choose to surround myself with love and positivity. I definitely have my down days and scary moments, as cancer brings on a whole new set of fears I never had prior to diagnosis, but I've been able to lean on my fellow survivor sisters and organizations like Twist Out Cancer to laugh during the awkward moments and wipe away the tears.