Staci1219's Journey:

Family/Friend: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 14 years ago, Female, Age: 74, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Finding out that Mom was diagnosed

    Oh No

    Alot had happend in our family before mom was diagnosed with her breast cancer. In May of 2000 her and my grandmother and aunt on my dad's side was in a major car accident that killed both my grandmother and aunt and almost my mom too. It took almost a year and a half for my mom to recover from that with her injuries and rehab. It was at one of her regular dr visits she found out she had breast cancer.....a regular visit....3 yrs later after the wreck here we go on another roller coaster ride. Then after treatments from the breast cancer she received was diagnosed with AML (acute Myloid leukemia) and had to have a bone marrow transplant from her little sister a year to the day (2004) to survive because it was the fast growing kind.

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Mom finished her treatment and cancer free. She is a survivor!

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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Lumpectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Mom had a lumpectomy done and the doctors removed some tissue around it to make sure they got all the cancer and started chemo. She went through her round of chemo and then took radiation also.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    To help other people and share my story

    Decision Point

    When mom was diagnosed I decided to get involved with the ACS and Relay For Life and start letting my voice be heard and fight for the ones who have fought with cancer and are fighting cancer and lost their lives with cancer and still fighting cause we need more funding for treatment and services and Congress don't understand. I sign petitions everyday and send emails everyday to congressmen and the President. I'm an advocate for the ACS as well as ACS CAN and the State Legislative District Ambassador for Central Texas and Byron Cook. But I'm not only working for the people here in Texas I'm working for each and every one of the cancer patients across the states.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    My own Journey while helping others....

    Other Care

    I have been helping everyone go through their journey's and meeting people along the way and loving what I do. I've been pretty quiet about whats been going on with me because I don't want everyone else to worry about me ;) I have been going back and forth about every 6 months to the Dr for breast checks. I've had mammos and ultrasounds both done-even had to go get a needle biopsy done last yr, but everything is fine...went yesterday and had to get an ultrasound done on both breast because I found new lumps while doing a self breast check. Everything came back good, just some fibrocystic changes going on...While working with WhatsNext, they have grown to be a part of my family, as well as the people I have met on here. I am fixing to start writing my blogs again so keep an eye out for them ;) This is a great community!

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  6. 6
    over 2 years ago
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    Still Helping Fight the Fight for Others

    Celebration

    Its been a while since I have actually been on the site but I have been working with ACS and doing other projects. I want to help put an end to Cancer...it is an ugly disease. As I do these different projects, if any of you have questions feel free to contact me I would love to hear from you.

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  7. 7
    over 2 years ago
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    Celebration

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