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Leanne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Leanne's Story (Breast Cancer) LRI was 33 years old and married with three kids when I was diagnosed with stage IIIc triple negative breast cancer in November 2011. My world turned upside down, and I was thrown into the cancer world, sitting in the chemotherapy suite only two weeks later.

I underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy, a radical mastectomy and auxiliary lymph node dissection, and 33 rounds of radiation. I came out cancer-free and was enjoying every second of my wonderful life, as I knew now how quickly things could take a turn. I raised over $12,000 for breast cancer research and ran my first 5 km only three months after finishing treatment.

My nine month remission came to a screeching halt in March 2013 when I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. My cancer had shown up once again, this time in my lungs and more lymph nodes. I continue to fight the fight. My time is not up yet. I will fight until the bitter end. I have so much to fight for.

I’m so grateful to have today.

Leanne
Canada
Submitted 5-28-13

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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6 comments

  1. Leanne, With all you have gone through and all that you will still have to deal with you have such a positive attitude. Keep fighting Leanne! All my best.
    mo

  2. My prayers are with you,you will beat this cancer again,Gods got this !!Stay positive!

  3. Your number one in my books leanne.Just keep on pushing forward.leanne you have the strength.We have all seen it..westy

  4. Andrew & Anne-Marie

    Anne-Marie and I will continue to pray for you Leanne!
    May God continue to keep you and your family strong.

  5. Leanne, I will be praying for you! Keep fighting, girl, and keep up that awesome attitude! I am 31 and was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in April. We can do this!

  6. Leanne, you are a very strong person. That is what it takes to keep this terrible disease from taking over.
    Fight with your mind. I think of you and Mat often. Enjoy those beautiful children, and stay strong.

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