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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Bone strengthening drugs): I was also started on a monthly treatment of Arridia.

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    Radiation (Internal radiation): I was immediately seen by a Radiation Oncologist. After reviewing my file and x-ray films, they told me I needed 25 doses of radiation to my spine. I started this December, 2009 and finished on Christmas Eve. The radiation was for only a few minutes a day, but I did experience nausea. But, I was given Zofran a pill to help with nausea. That was my friend! It helped with the nausea and I would take one before I would start my treatment and one after my treatment. After my fifth treatment, I started to get relief with the intense back pain. I finished the treatment with no back pain and this continued until October 2011. At that time I was told I had developed 3 more tumors on my spine. I was a candidate for CyberKnife. I had 5, one sessions and after the third session I started to feel relief.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): I was experiencing pain in my back, progressively getting worse, to the point, I could not roll over in bed. I would go to bed at night, lay in one posiition so I wouldn't be in severe pain. I would need help getting out of bed each morning, having trouble walking and even having trouble dressing in the morning. I went to my doctor, had a battery of tests, CT scan, x-rays, and 4 normal mammos and no one could find out why I was in such pain. My physician asked for a Pet Scan, this was denied by my insurance, since I was not diagnosed with a cancer at this point. So I was put on pain pills and as the months went on, I was getting worse, the pain was unbearable. The same tests run in the spring of 2009 were re=run in October of 2009, they all came back positive. I was told I had tumors on my spine, and they asked me where was my primary cancer. My physician said I had no primary cancer. So, After a bone biopsy, I was told by a friend, who was a pathologist, go get an MRI of the breasts, and you will find the tumor in the breast. Yes, they did find the tumor, the size of a tennis ball. No one could feel it, and I had no signs of a tumor. I was in shock.

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