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Devry’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Devry_Story_Breast_CancerLRNo lump, no pain . . . a routine mammogram detected two cancers in my left breast. Following biopsies found I’m HER2 positive. I had bilateral mastectomies in November, 2013.  Six cycles of chemo were advised.  After my first chemo I lost all my hair and became neutropenic.  I was rushed into hospital; my ambulance consultant told me I was very poorly and needed immediate treatments, he also said if I hadn’t hit to the urgent care it would have been fatal.

My second, third and fourth chemo treatments were almost as bad; it felt like it was killing me.  I was rushed into hospital seven times in 12 weeks. My oncologist decided my body had had enough. He cancelled my fifth and sixth chemo treatments. I started Herceptin;  I just had my fifth one and have eleven more to go; my last will be May, 2015.  I’ve just had scans on my brain and bones as I was symptomatic of severe headaches and sacral lumber pain. Thankfully was given the great news no cancer detected. I’ve still a long way to go, but never going to stop fighting.  I have six beautiful daughters and I want to be in their lives for as long as……

Devry
UK
Submitted 08/22/2014

The informational content of this article 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.

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.

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3 comments

  1. We are all very proud of Dee she has always been positive I know she will beat this. I am very proud to be her sister and love her with all my heart. Go Dee fight like a girl ur’e a true serviver xxxx

  2. Inspirational the girls will be very proud – always here if you need anything day or night xxx

  3. Hey Gawgus, so so proud to call you my friend, your strenghth is amazing , keep up the fight, you know where i am ..love ya xxxxx

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