I celebrated my 50th birthday in the summer of 2016. Going back to work after the summer I started feeling poorly and developed a chronic cough. In December 2016 I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. A year after completing the Herceptin treatment, my cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, the liver and the lungs. … Continue reading Diagnosis and treatment – 2017
My diagnosis in April 2014 was multifocal, grade 3, stage 3, invasive ductal carcinoma, ER negative, PR negative, HER-2 positive (3+). But what does it all mean? Invasive ductal carcinoma There are many different types of breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma means that it started off in the milk ducts and invasive means that it has invaded … Continue reading Multifocal, grade 3, stage 3, invasive ductal carcinoma, ER negative, PR negative, HER-2 positive (3+)
In April 2014, at the age of 47 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a scar on my breast that wasn't healing and I finally decided to visit the doctor. I was examined but the doctor didn't feel any lumps (nor did I). However, as a routine procedure, I was referred to the … Continue reading My first diagnosis and treatment – 2014/15
This is my first blog ever 🙂 In December 2016, I was diagnosed with cancer for the second time around. My breast cancer (originally diagnosed in 2014 years ago) has metastasised. Why write a blog about it? For three reasons...