Rita’s Story

Site created on May 22, 2010

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I have been diagnosed with metastatic/stage 4/terminal breast cancer. 

May 3, 2010  it was discovered that I had small nodules between the lining and lung sack on my right side.

We returned to U of MN Cancer Clinic for treatment.

The cancer has continued to stay there and as also moved to some lymph nodes in the chest area.

I have been on four different drug treatments.  I stay on the drug(s) until they appear to stop working, do scans, if results are stable treatment continues, if progression of cancer then change drug treatment, repeat, repeat, repeat.  There is no cure, so this continues until all treatment options have been tried or the side effects become too difficult.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Rita Young

I will simply quote my oncology P.A....
"Liver lesions continue to SHRINK. GREAT NEWS."

FYI; lesions are tumors.

She sent me a message to tell me she had released the results of my CT scan and I could go ahead and read it. That is attached below.

I do have an appointment with my oncologist on Friday and we will talk about this further. And get more results from blood-draw.

And I will include pix from my last chemo infusion on the previous Wednesday. This is part of what it takes to get these numbers.
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