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    Roberta wrote on Denise's wall

    Denise: Do you believe there was a connection between your breast cancer and thyroid cancer? I have heard of other cases of breast cancer followed by thyroid cancer. I do think thyroid cancer is better than most cancers in terms of curative treatment.

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      Denise

      I think enough people have both that a connection should be considered for sure! It was odd...my breast cancer was stage II and my thyroid was stage IV! They estimated I had the breast cancer for 5 years and the thyroid for up to 15 years! It was in 27 lymph nodes. I never even had a clue I had a thyroid issue. If I it had went undetected longer it could have been fatal, so finding the lump and having breast cancer really may have saved me.

      about 5 years ago
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    Roberta wrote on Linda's wall

    Linda: I am only six months out of TNBC chemo/radiation -- this next stage I call "wing and a prayer" -- it is the unknown. The anxiety persists and it is not always easy, but believe that you can get through this one day at a time. We are seeing progress made; we just have to hang in there until a targeted TNBC treatment is developed.

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): Went on a five day cruise with husband and friends two weeks following end of radiation treatment. A light covering of hair was back. Interestingly enough, my facial hair grew much more quickly than my head hair -- and I had to opt for a painful facial waxing.

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      Ah, I just finished radiation 2 weeks ago and i also had to wax right after. That was the upside of losing hair...not having to shave or wax for so long.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Radiation: Radiation was a welcome alternative to chemotherapy as it symbolized a nearing to the end of treatment.