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I'm a Survivor, Not a Victim
In 2011, I was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma. I asked the doctor what the prognosis was, and he told me it was not good.
At that time I had a decision to make, and that was whether I was going to become a victim or a survivor.
I chose to become a survivor. I started radiation to the neck and chest along with six cycles of chemo...
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As cancer therapy becomes more effective and the number of cancer survivors increases, doctors and patients need to be asking questions about heart health, according to the experts at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
More than two million breast cancer survivors in the United States are believed to be at risk for cardiotoxicity (when cancer drugs have toxic effects on the heart).
This and every Mother’s Day, the mothers of these adorable babies have additional reasons to celebrate: every one of these mothers was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant. Despite having to make some scary decisions about treatment or postponement of treatment, they made it through. One reason was that they all had someone to talk to, another mother who had made the same journey.