I Am a Breast Cancer Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    The Cancer Is Back For the Second Try

    ten years ago i had the cancer on my right breast had the breast removed went through the chemo and radiation. lost my hair grew my hair back and went through it all .  i could not give advice because it just didnt seem that bad  it was a shock   but its back...
    maryannezeug maryannezeug
    Feb 13, 2009

    2 Years Today

    I was looking forward more than anything to a shower. I am a cleanliness nut these days and after any surgery you have to go longer than I really like to go without a shower. It had been three days and my hair felt positively greasy. I could still smell the antibacterial agent...
    neuroticpoet neuroticpoet
    41-45, F
    Mar 24, 2013

    I am a 2 yr survivor.

    .. Diagnosed at 31 with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma!! Collapsed lung with port placement unknown for a week while I continued to work! 10 days in hospital to inflate but lost top portion! Lost implant on left side due to infection but I am here today! Still going thru...
    AmyThomas AmyThomas
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    Please Help Me Travel The World, So I Can Help Patients/ Survivors!

    I am a 20 year Leukemia survivor. I have some dear friends who have beat Breast Cancer. We are all in it together :) I was wondering if you guys could help me out. So I just entered into CouchSurfing.org's video contest for ONE ROUND THE WORLD AIRLINE TICKET. And one way to win...
    DiscoverThePath DiscoverThePath
    18-21, M
    Nov 15, 2012

    Breast Cancer Survivor - I'm 20.

    I was diagnosed with my first bout of cancer at the age of 15. I recovered well, and was in remission about a year later. I was then diagnosed again at the age of 19. I'm still fighting my battle, but I'm certain that I will win.
    ARMYgrrlfrann17 ARMYgrrlfrann17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2009

    Breast cancer has destroyed what little

    confidence I had. I feel horrible, and lonely and lots of sadness in my heart...some days I don't feel too bad, and some days I just look at my little daughter and think of how blessed I am, some days I hate the sight of me, and what it has done to my soul...and some days, I...
    kendi15 kendi15
    46-50, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    Almost Two Years Now

    I will celebrate two years cancer free March 24. I was diagnosed with stage two in the left breast but decided to go ahead and get both removed. I also had one round of chemotherapy. I now have a new pair (wink wink...) and a new short brown slightly curly hairdo. And I have a...
    neuroticpoet neuroticpoet
    41-45, F
    Mar 2, 2013

    My Personal Journey...

    On February 24th, 2010…I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It is small, 1.4 cm, about the size of a grape, located in my right breast. Well hidden from sight or touch, but visible on a mammogram and ultrasound. My Pathology report indicated: “Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma...
    chemoangel chemoangel
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2011


    The side effects of the medicines are making me nuts.
    slipslidinaway slipslidinaway
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2011

    46 yrs old two time breast cancer survivor.

    In 2007 was diagnosed Stage IIB in my right breast. Had mastectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation. All had been going well until during self examination I found a lump in my left breast in Sept 2013. Just like in 07 core needle biopsy was positive and had mastectomy of...
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    2 Responses Jun 10, 2014


    I am 42 and was diagnosed with high grade DCIS in February 2009.  Had a lumpectomy in March with 33 radiation treatments that ended in June.  Last mammo is clear.  Refused to take Tamoxefen...didn't like the possible side effects.  Oncologist said 95...
    huneeb huneeb
    41-45, F
    Oct 9, 2009


     I am 46, and was diagnosed with breast cancer on Aug 19th, 2009.  Followed by lumpectomy in both breasts, which showed additional cancer in the one breast, but other was totally clear.   I had LCIS, ALH, and DCIS in the right breast.  Could have done 7 weeks...
    OliviaGirl OliviaGirl
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2009

    Three more Herceptin treatments to go

    and I'll be done with everything!!!!! It's been a long journey
    luv0105 luv0105
    41-45, F
    Feb 22, 2014
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