HollyRS's Journey:

Family/Friend: Breast Cancer

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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My good friend Wanda and I both had an abnormality detected in our breast the same month. Both of us had to go in for biopsies the same month. My results came back negative, and her results showed that she had cancer. It hit me really hard, and still does because I look at her and see the path I could have been following.

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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wanda had a mastectomy in August. She also had all 15 of her lymph nodes removed from that side, as the doctor suspected the cancer was there too. It was, in 6 out of 15. She pulled through strong and positive, as she always does. She's one of the most positive and optimistic people I know.

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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    CIBC Run for the Cure

    Celebration

    Every celebration should be celebrated, and about six weeks after Wanda had her mastectomy she participated with the team who was brought together for her and another Mother with breast cancer in the CIBC Run for the Cure. It was a pretty emotional day. Our team got separated a bit through the run, but at the end, we waited until we were all together and crossed the finish line together.

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    • HollyRS
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Long-term catheter

    Procedure or Surgery

    My friend had her catheter put in today... chemo should be starting next week. She said that it went ok but was pretty tired afterward. Nervous for her but staying positive and supportive!

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