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Vicki Sanders

Latest post: 5/12/2017
NEW SPOTS in Right Lung and Paratrachial Lymph node - July 2015

Entered Drug Trail at the end of August.  Cancer gone in one month and no side effects!

Retired from work Dec. 31, 2015.   17 Years with FedEx and a total of 42 years.


Jan. 4, 2016 - Severe Anemia and Transfusions. 

By July, two reductions in dosage bring the hemoglobin back to normal.

Mid Feb. 2017 - The Trial Drug has stopped working for me.  Three new lesions (one under breast bone, one on top of breast bone and one in the neck) 1 to 1 1/2 cm.  Pet scan, biopsy and tissue study. 

Mid April 2017 - Looking for new Clinical Drug Trial.


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ANOTHER JOURNEY - Lung Cancer - October 2014

I was recently diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

T 1a (smallest), N 0 (no lymph node involvement), M 0 (no metastasis - spread)

Surgery is Tues. morning 10/28.  They will remove the lower lung on the right side with the lymph nodes.

This will be done through 2 small cuts in the back with a video camera. - WOW!

In the hospital 2-3 days. Recovery 6-8 weeks.

No Chemo or radiation.

The node was spotted on Sept. 5th.  I went to the ER for pain from a kidney stone and had a pelvic CT.

Follow up with Chest CT,  PET scan and Lung Biopsy over several weeks. Waiting for the results was worse than getting them.

Life is journey.  You take care of what it sends your way and go on.

UPDATE:  Pathologist error -- it is the same breast cancer as originally diagnosed, but still no treatment indicated.

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FIRST DIAGNOSED


I just turned 59, have been married for 26 years to the same man, Steve, and have two blue and gold macaw parrots, Darwin & Emma, (our children).  I have a loving family, a great job, good friends and my Jewish faith to guide me. 

I have had Crohns disease since elementary school resulting in abdominal surgery when I was 29.  I was feeling good that I had dodged the bullet on most of the other hereditary family illness (cardiac, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol).  I figured God thought I had enough on my plate.

So at my regular annual check up and mammogram on Sept. 1, 2010, I was certainly not expecting to find out that I had a mass on the mammogram and that my GYN also felt in her exam.

So begins my journey with Breast Cancer.







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