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Fran’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Fran's Story Breast CancerI am so excited! I became a 5 year Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor on November 8th.

I was washing dishes on a Saturday morning, and my husband came up behind me to give me a hug. In doing so, he felt the lump. Everything happened so fast after that. I went for a biopsy, and that day my doctor called to tell me I had the “C” word. My husband just happened to be home that day. When I hung up, we just hugged and cried for hours. We were both in shock since breast cancer is not in my family history. My biggest worry after the call was how I was going to tell my parents. I did not want to worry anyone.

I had 8 weeks of chemo and 36 days of radiation. I lost all my hair. My husband actually shaved my head. That was a very emotional day. My husband was my rock. He kept my spirits up and was by my side EVERY step of the way.

In December 2011, after finishing my treatments and beginning to get my strength back, I found out I had thyroid cancer and had to have my thyroid removed. I got through all of this with the support of my family and friends!!  The pic I attached is my nephew visiting me and giving me some love. <3 I have not stopped Fighting Like A Girl!!!

Fran
Massachusetts
Submitted 11/07/2015

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. Brigitte Estelle Gaudreault

    Hi Fran,

    What a beautiful picture, lotsa’ love ! ♡♡♡♡

    First, I thank your husband for being there for you and in reality for each other!

    And for you dear Fran, thank you for sharing your story which is full of courage, strength, and plenty of love! I’m sorry the stress and the fear you had Injured, I pray for you tonight I wish you peace and strength and good health. Please do keep in contact with everyone in this club for you have joined a club full of fighters! And please keep writing, keep smiling, we need more heroes like you to brighten our day !

    ☆☆☆☆☆FRAN, KEEP FIGHTING LIKE A GIRL !! ☆☆☆☆☆

    WITH LOVE FROM,
    MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
    BRIGITTE ESTELLE XXX

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