Joan Petersen

First post: Jun 9, 2019 Latest post: Nov 17, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

On May 13th, 2019, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (Stage 1 Breast Cancer, Grade 3, Triple Negative).

On May 29th, 2019, I had an intravenous port placed in my chest and began my first chemotherapy session on May 30th, 2019.  I will have 12 weeks of Taxol treatment (weekly) followed by 4 rounds of AC (Adriamycin+Cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy every two weeks thereafter.  A surgical procedure and radiation will complete my treatment regimen.

Please keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers as we join hands in this battle.  If you'd like to reach out, please email my son (Eric).  His email is listed in the "Ways to Help" section.