Items Tagged ‘stage 4’

November 3, 2016

I am searching for a way

By Kathyg46 kathyg46

My story started in May of 2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon cancer, so far I have had 3 surgeries to remove tumor in colon 2012, tumor in pelvic area, 2013, resection in right lung 2014. And of course, chemo for life. Current update, is large tumor attached to pelvic bone the size […]

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Tags: Braf mutation, cancer, chemotherapy, colon cancer, lung, medicare, patient stories, radiation, stage 4, stage 4 Colon cancer, tumor


It started with my annual mammogram

October 26, 2016

It started with my annual mammogram

By radinbrosrealty radinbrosrealty

At the age of 50, just after sending the youngest of my 3 beautiful daughters off to live in Israel for a year, I went for my annual mammogram. I received a phone call on a Friday afternoon explaining that I needed to come back for some additional images. The follow up was scheduled for […]

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Tags: bilateral mastectomy, bone scans, BRCA 1, BRCA 1 gene, BRCA 2, BRCA 2 gene, breast cancer, breast cancer researcher, breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, cancer


Jumping for Joy

October 20, 2016

Jumping for Joy

By uclahealth uclahealth

I was not feeling well one day and as I was taking a shower, I found a very hard lump under here,” says Tej Bains, pointing to a spot just under her armpit. “I normally ignore stuff and don’t go to doctors, but at work a friend said, ‘No, you need to check’ and that’s […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, lump, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4


A Surgeon’s Story

October 20, 2016

A Surgeon’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was treating a patient a little over a year ago who had a very early but aggressive type of cancer, HER2+,” says Dr. Maggie DiNome, an associate professor of surgery at the UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica. “While seeing me, she mentioned that her mother just passed away from breast cancer. So here she […]

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Tags: aggressive cancer, breast cancer, cancer, Dr. Maggie DiNome, HER2+, patient stories, stage 4, UCLA Breast Center Santa Monica