My Story

If you don't know already, I was diagnosed Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer in January 2011. Obviously, it was a shock.  The good news is that we have acted aggressively.  We will use this site to keep everyone up to date on my treatments and prognosis. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support for all of your prayers and happy thoughts!

The most common question that we have gotten is how did you find out? I found out after visiting my OB/Gyn and talking about some issues that came up after Anya's birth. He immediately sent me next door to the Breast Center for imaging. Between 8am and 11am I had gone through an exam, mammogram, ultrasound, core needle biopsy, and had a diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer.
We found out pretty early on that the cancer has spread to my bones (pelvis and spine), making it officially stage 4. The type of breast cancer is estrogen and progestrogen positive, so it is likely that I have had this since I got pregnant with Anya.

We are lucky to have such a great support system and we are moving forward with hopeful spirits and ready to take on this new challenge. Please keep in touch, we may take a little while to get back to people, but we really appreciate all of our friends, family, and colleagues both in Chicago and across the continent.

Sandra, Sanjay, Raj and Anya


Sandra Bishnoi posted a new journal entry, "Very quick update".

Scan results are in: Good news. No new tumors and the existing one is slowly getting smaller. I still have cancer, but it is responding to treatment. No new drugs for now. ... Read more

Mary B. signed Sandra's Guestbook.

Yes, the Avon walks really do get you out exploring your own city.  Walking the dog around the neighborhood just doesn't cut it.  The good news here is that walking ... Read more

Sandra Bishnoi posted a new journal entry, "Missing my Avon walk!".

hi everyone, (warning, I am going to whine a little bit)For the last two springs, I have had the pleasure of spending hours a week outside exploring Houston and preparing ... Read more

Karen Kenny signed Sandra's Guestbook.

I am glad that you are "back in the saddle" after your surgery. Warm hugs to you,Karen Read more

Jan D. signed Sandra's Guestbook.

Oh, so thrilled to hear that you're doing well. We've been thinking of you and sending many good and positive vibes down south. Thanks for the update!Love, Read more

Sandra Bishnoi posted a new journal entry, "Feeling good".

Brief update: I am back up and active after last week's surgery. Today I went back to work and started driving again. Thank you for all of your support. Hope that you are ... Read more

Stephane London signed Sandra's Guestbook.

Well it seems to be ongoing and always something huh? Want you to know you are always in my thoughts and your strength is very inspiring. The roller coaster ride just ... Read more

Rita Locher signed Sandra's Guestbook.

I really hope you were having all that pain because that tumor was screaming while it was being melted like the wicked witch of the west that it is!Sandra, I can't imagine ... Read more

Sandra Bishnoi posted a new journal entry, "No ovaries, no Avon walk".

Hello to all of my wonderful friends and family,Thanks for all of your sympathy, I am feeling much better.  The pain has now subsided in my back, I got my second Zoladex ... Read more

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