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luxuriamusic

11.03.2011
my cancer is different:
extra aggressive her2neu breast cancer with grim prognosis + not calcified.

molecular-level testing prescribed the targeted cancer drug herceptin, in addition to chemo, shrank my huge tumor completely, but i still had to have deforming surgery + radiation, in case a single cell of cancer survived.

detecting cancer that isn't calcified, like "my different cancer" that mammograms aren't designed to detect, requires an MRI + self exams.

i wish detecting breast cancer didn't depend on waiting for a tumor to grow.   

by ~mod*mom~ at 3.11.11 ©

3 Comments:

I've been a fan of Modmom since I started blogging.

I am a playwright and have just completed a play about Pharmacogentics for ages 14+ that will tour schools here in the UK. Targeting treatment for Breast Cancer via the patient's genetic makeup is the main theme ...

Is My Cancer Different is so 'on topic' for me - thank you for sharing.

NB: It was your blog that inspired me to visit the Atomium earlier this month!

By Blogger JeanieB, at 11/11/2011 2:57 PM  

Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)

HeatherVonsj@gmail.com

By Blogger Heather, at 11/15/2011 12:41 PM  

Hi..i am Rebecca from My Breast Cancer Tips..I enjoy your       blog...I have a lot of information about breast cancer tips for all...hope you will visit my blog

By Anonymous my breast cancer tips, at 1/25/2012 11:43 AM  

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