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Hi I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in Febuary 2010, After trying to breast feed my daughter I noticed my nipple had retracted. Doctors had told me it was just blocked milk ducts so i left it but overtime it started to worry me so I got them to check it out deeper. I had an ultrasound and mamogram but nothing showed up but they did a biopsy to be sure. The results come back positive stage 3 breast cancer with lympth nodes involved. I had a lumpectomy and a node clearance, then followed up with chemotherapy and radiation.

I was disease free 2 years after treatment. In July 2015 i developed pneumonia for the first time and got it 4 times within 6 months. Then they decided to do a ct scan where they found tumors on both my lungs. I now have stage IV cancer with no cure. I have had chemo and radiation again and will continue to fight this with all I have. I just am going to think positive and live everyday to its fullest.

tracey everingham
Ingleburn, Australia

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