Hello, my name is Cherron. I am 25 years old and live in California. As of April 12, 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I am currently still fighting this foul disease, 1 year and 5 months later.
This all started with me losing my walking gradually, and I went to the doctor three times at Lakewood Regional Hospital. The first time I went, they just said I have paralysis and they couldn’t do anything about it. The second time I went, they said I have paralysis, and I went also because I was sick a little, and they did chest and back x-rays but didn’t find anything. It took a third time, when my walking went completely out, when they decided to run an MRI and biopsy of my breast.
Soon after, I found out the cancer had spread all over my body, and I had to get surgery on my spine because the tumors hit my nerves. So I stayed there, and they transferred me to Harbor General Hospital. That was not the best hospital. As I was there, my mom and cousin tried to find me a better doctor, and they came to find out that he works at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. So I went there for rehabilitation.
While I was there, I was having pain in my left lower arm and my knee. So once again, x-rays and CAT scans were run, and the cancer had spread, so I had to get a hip replacement and a rod in my right hip and some metal put in my left lower arm.
But as of today, September 29, 2016, I am doing 75% better because I have some mobility and I am able to do certain things, such as get on my Camole by myself, get in my wheelchair, and get in the car. I went through three different oral chemotherapies, such as IBRANCE. Now I am on Perjeta, Herceptin, and Abraxane. I just started on September 21st, and I’m on my 2nd treatment. I feel by my faith that it is working. Yes, my first treatment was horrible because I was weak and nauseated, but that passed.
I will keep you guys updated. I am just going to keep my faith and believe in God that I will get through this. If anyone knows any other things, please let me know how to treat it.
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.