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Jill’s Story (Breast Cancer- Stage 1A IDC)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year, 2020. The tumor was found by mammogram. Thank God for those! I had surgery at the end of July. Thankfully the tumor was completely removed and the lymph nodes they removed tested negative. I was told I am HER2+ and ER+. At the end of this week, I will be having a port put in for chemotherapy, which I will be receiving starting next week for the next 12 weeks and Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks for a year.

I am getting very nervous for the upcoming chemo treatments. You see, my mom had passed away from breast cancer 12 years ago. Granted, she had stage 4 when she was diagnosed and medical technology and research has come a long way since then. I have a lot of support from family and friends and I am trying to be strong and positive that I will come out of this with flying colors. My journey may be just beginning, but I know it will have a positive outcome. Thank you for listening.

Jill
MN
Submitted 08/16/2020

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. diane

    Jill, i did chemo for brrast cancer. While being infused i said this prayer DEAR LORD LET THIS CHEMO BE NOURISHMENT FOR MY BODY AND MAKE ME WELL, I ALSO ENVISIONED the chemo going through my body like pac men, eating up any little cell of cancer that might be hanging around. This was 1987, i was 39.
    It was scarey. But i made friends with it.
    God be with you on this journey, LIVE LOVE LAUGH

  2. Brenda

    You can do this❤️..I am 14 year breast cancer survivor..*the treatments caused fatigue,hair loss. Even a toenail fell off ( grew back)but I continued to work ..rested on weekends & grabbed naps..& here I am to talk about it….one step at a time❤️😷

  3. Cheryl Leeper

    JIll, In 2018 I was diagnosed with the same as you, had the same surgery, and chemo/ Radiation as you will have, the worst of it was the fatigue, but I tried to force myself to get up and move around. You will see a pattern as to what will be your worst days and know you will have to rest.

    Medicine today is so much more advanced and your doctor will take great care of you.
    You Got This Girl..
    Good Luck.

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