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Five years ago, Sue was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a multi-centimeter tumor in the left breast and a few single centimeter tumors in her left armpit. She had a double mastectomy followed by chemo and radiation. Remission followed for two years. While traveling in Asia she noticed a persistent cough and, after returning, had a scan which showed significant tumors in the lungs, liver, and right armpit, with smaller tumors in the spine and brain. The diagnosis was Triple-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer.
That was 2 ½ years ago. Since then Sue has had 6 lines of chemo, participated in an immunotherapy trial, went through multiple rounds of radiation, had two catheters placed in her lungs for draining, and has been on countless meds. She has had several tumors over 4 centimeters. She has seen tumors grow and shrink and grow again. The tumors in the armpit were very painful and the ones in her lungs impaired her breathing.
In spite of all she has had to endure over the past two years, Sue has continued to be active, both socially and through playing tennis. She captained a Spring League ladies’ tennis team this year and she is part of the USTA 55+ 4.0 women’s team that will represent New England at Nationals this November. She has traveled frequently to Asia, Europe, Central America, and the west coast. She has seen one son (Matthew) graduate high school and the other son (Joey) graduate college.