My name is Diana Jimenez. My sister, Sonia Jimenez, was diagnosed with Triple Negative stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in Feb. 2010. She received 6 treatments of Taxol/AC and a mastectomy of the left breast. She did not require any radiation treatments. I was there with her for every treatment.
Midway through her treatments, I felt a lump in my right breast. I chose to ignore it at that time because it did not hurt, and I wanted to be there for my sister full-time. I ignored it for 3 years until a friend of mine told my daughter about the lump. My daughter insisted I see a doctor ASAP. When I finally went, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on 12/12/14. I received 12 treatments of Taxol and 8 treatments of AC, followed by a bilateral mastectomy, due being BRAC2 postive, followed with 33 treatments of radiation, with my last Taxol on 10/22/14. My sister was also tested for BRAC which came back positive for gene BRAC2. She elected to have a right breast mastectomy on 09/08/14. So now we proudly pose with our t-shirts.
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.