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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On January 2, 2015, I had a routine mammogram. The following Monday, I was called back for a repeat mammogram/sonogram, which I did that Wednesday. That Friday, I met with the best breast surgeon in Queens, who sent me for a biopsy on Monday, January 12th. On January 15th, I …

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Lisa’s Story (Rectal Cancer)

Hi, my name is Crystal Smith. My sister, Lisa Boyd, suddenly found out about a month ago that she has stage 4 rectal cancer. She is starting her third week of chemo pills, two times a day, seven days a week, and radiation treatments, five days a week. She has a loving …

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Patrice’s Fight Like a Girl Story (GIST)

I was recently diagnosed with gastrointestinal sarcoma tumor, aka GIST. Everything has an acronym nowadays! The original plan was to start me on a high dosage of Gleevac to shrink the tumor, which is in the small intestine area and is currently 7 cm. I had some problems with the …

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