My journey began when I was diagnosed with Stage 3a breast cancer in October 2012. I had a lumpectomy with 13 lymph nodes removed. I then was treated with 6 rounds of TAC (Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy and 33 sessions of radiation. I was in remission and even celebrated my 5 year anniversary to celebrate being considered cancer free!
Then in January of 2019 I was diagnosed with MBC (Metastatic Breast Cancer) in my liver. I was then treated with the recommended treatment and 8 months later I had a CT scan that showed the tumors were growing. My treatment was then changed and I began having severe side effects from the medication. My physician decided to put me on weekly Taxol chemo treatments. I also developed a PVT (portal vein thrombosis) which would block any chemo getting in to the liver; so I started taking daily blood thinners.
At the beginning of January 2020, my physician told my husband that if the blood clot would not dissolve, then I would only live 4-6 more weeks! Well here I am 6 months later and I am doing excellent!!
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.