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Hi, my name is Debbie and I have been battling Breast Cancer for the past 3 yrs. In May of 2006, I was told I had Breast Cancer, I was totaling devastated, because my Mom had died from Cancer at the age of 28 and both of my Grandmother's died of Breast Cancer, so I was scared. It's been a long 3 yrs battling this horrible disease. It started in the breast, went through a mastectomy on the right side with nodes removed, went through a number rounds of chemo & radiation. Also, did herceptin for 1 yr and the Cancer came back in my Brain, Chest Wall and now my right lower lung. I have been told that my cancer is not curable, but it treatable, so right now I am on a aggressive treatment of Tykerb & Zeloda and am schedule for another CAT Scan on Aug 3, 2009 to see how things look. I will be having another MRI on the Brain soon too. So, I will be waiting to see how the scan turns out, hopefully good news.

I tried to stay positive for myself and my kids, I have to survive for them, even if it is only for a few years.

Thanks for listening,


Debbie Gifford
Windsor Locks, CT

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