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12/2/2016 Latest post:
Twenty-three years ago, in 1993, mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a removing the cancerous breast, and taking a glob of her lymph nodes, they sent her home with a five-year prescription of Tamoxifen, which was supposed to help fend off a reoccurence.
Nineteen cancer-free years later, her breast cancer metastisized to her spine. They radiated that cancer mass, but shortly thereafter, the cancer began to show up in other areas of her body. After roughly four years of a litany of chemo drugs, her cancer is now in her stomach. Mom always said that once the cancer moved to any of her organs, she would discontinue chemotherapy drugs and let the cancer run its course. Like the rest of her life, mom has been true to her word. She has indeed chosen to discontinue any more chemotherapy. She has fought an amazing fight, and is now ready to move on.