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Diana’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Dianas Story Breast CancerMy 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.

Diana
Texas
Submitted 11/02/2014

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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One comment

  1. Hello Diana and Sonia ,
    My name is Brigitte Estelle, I wrote a story about my sister Diane Gaudreault on the non hodgkins lymphoma section. You two brave women stand by one another with love and friendship between the both of you !♡♡ So beautiful to see that !
    Please know that you are both in my prayers and wow what a story , by the smiles and beaming confidence you both share with each other and all who are reading you now … You gals look like one hell of a pair of FIGHTERS , Fight like a girl !!
    Sending you both hugs and love from Canada, Québec
    Brigitte Estelle xxxx

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