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    Celebration (Birthday): My birthday this year was spent at my cancer center but I couldn't have had a better birthday. My labwork showed that my markers were down significantly! So, it seems as though the combination of medication is working to keep the tumor in check. I have a ct scheduled for Oct. to see just how much the tumor has shrunk.
    I am still coping with the fact that I have stage 4 cancer, but at least it looks more promising now.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I am currently on Tomoxifin, and Tykerb orally and Herceptin IV every 21 days.

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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): Two months before my 5 year cancerversary my tumor markers went haywire. I had gone for my yearly exam and when my lab work came back my Oncologist ordered a ct and pet and then a biopsy that showed that the cancer had relocated to my adrenal gland.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had 33 radiation treatments every day, 5 days a week. The only side effects were fatigue and by the end I had a mild burn in the area that was treated.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I started chemotherapy with Taxol, Carboplatin and Herceptin every 21 days. When the side effects became too severe the Taxol and Carboplatin were discontinued and I stayed on the Herceptin for a year.

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    Procedure or Surgery: I had a radical mastectomy on Aug 1, 2007.