Hi, I am Shelli, For those that don't know me I am 39, stage 4 bi-lateral breast cancer with mets to the bones. Fun hey! Not really. I have just been though 6 rounds of Dotax, Herceptin and Perjeta.
I am currently on the Herceptin and the perjeta every 3 weeks for the rest of my life until they wont work anymore so hopefully a long time, and also about to have a double maestecomy in December.
Just back from 5 weeks travels in US/Canada, and delighted to see how Steph's "Get Active and Keep Well" has taken off.
Loved your feature, Deanne - you have always been spot-on with advice for a healthy lifestyle - so has Robyn - and it's great to hear you are all doing so well!
I found Jamba Juice bars in New York and kept up the kale and green juices - also a place called Pret a Manger with giant refrigerators full of healthy salads and wraps to take away- a huge range - great for lunches.
My first diagnosis of Cancer was secondaries in the liver.
That was on 16/9. I have been through plenty of tests in the past month, u/s, CT, MRI, endoscopy and liver biopsy. I do know that my liver tumours have grown and multiplied between scans within 3 weeks of each other.
I have HER2 positive cancer in my left breast which is tiny but has spread aggressively in my liver.
I have my first oncologist appt. Monday and assume port will be put in midweek, then Chemo.
I held my first Mini Field event on the 11/10/14 in QLD, it was a beautiful sunny day, the event was alot of hard work - more that i origanally thought it would be but we got to meet some lovely people and make contact with people in the community who have breast cancer, we offered resources, support and information and enjoyed the day greatly, i would like to thatnk my family for all there help with this event and a good day was had by all.
Pictures to come watch this space!
I am curious to find out how many of us have had issues with our gallbladder/gallstones following your BC treatment.
Reason I ask is I am suffering and I am due to go in on Monday to have my gallbladder removed following some agonising and debilitating attacks of pain, nausea etc. which are getting worse each time plus I am also suffering with diarrhea every morning which I have been told can be caused by the gallstone.
I have been told it can be something that is common following BC treatment.
Hi ladies, hope you are all doing as well as is possible. I had my genetic testing appointment today, gave my blood, now it's wait and see. My sister was tested in the late 90's and while the BRCA 1 & 2 were not detected, it was mentioned to her that another living relative with breast cancer would be helpful. I was diagnosed late last year and now mine is being tested. The test is a little more accurate nowadays, not 100% accurate but more advanced. I am the 7th female since my maternal grandmother to get breast cancer so it is rife in the family.
I was diagnosed with invasive ductile cancer at the age of 38, i found it all a bit of a blur now as all decisions were out of my hands asthe surgeon made the decision for a bilateral mastectomy & removal of 3 lymph nodes, 2 years on they have now found what they say is a cyst which is how my first presented but they say is to small to biopsy. I am unsure as to what step to take next. I am thinking whether it have preventative surgery & get reconstruction at the same time or to go along with the medical experts as they were wrong about the first tumor.
Hi, I don't even know where to start or what to say because at this stage I don't really know anything - I had breast cancer 6 years ago mastectomy chemo and reconstruction.
To me it was the past something that happened, I know in the back of my mind I always knew it would come back but know the reality is here... It's just too hard to cope.
I feel fine but having had to find a new doctor he sent me for tests to get to know my health and tests started coming back abnormal now a CT scan shows extensive liver metastatic disease.