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Posted on: Oct 5, 2021 06:49PM

ICanDoThis wrote:

Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom Dx 12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Oct 5, 2021 06:51PM - edited Oct 5, 2021 06:52PM by ICanDoThis

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Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom Dx 12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Oct 5, 2021 06:53PM ICanDoThis wrote:

This was one Facebook on Sunday:

Janis passed into glory around 9pm this evening. After a 17 year battle with cancer, she was confronted with a fungal infection that took advantage of her weakened immune system. Her final hours were full of love and closure. She was a transformative influence in many lives. We wish that everyone who was touched by Janis could have shared their appreciation, but she heard from enough of you that she felt that love.

Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom Dx 12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Oct 5, 2021 07:00PM - edited Oct 5, 2021 07:00PM by ICanDoThis

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Sue - Proud to be Krista's Mom Dx 12/28/2007, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Oct 5, 2021 07:47PM Olma61 wrote:

So sorry to hear this, thanks for posting.


RIP Janis. Condolences to her famil

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone
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Oct 5, 2021 07:48PM Beesie wrote:

This is absolutely heartbreaking.

My condolences to her husband and her twin boys (young men now)and all who loved her.

Dx 9/15/2005 Right, 7cm+, DCIS-Mi, Stage IA, Gr 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- ** Dx 01/16/2019 Left, 8mm, IDC, Stage IA, Gr 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) ** Surgery 11/30/2005 MX Right, 03/06/2019 MX Left ** Hormonal Therapy 05/2019 Letrozole
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Oct 5, 2021 07:56PM ElaineTherese wrote:

I still remember her signature: "Enjoy every sandwich." Sigh. I am so glad that she was able to watch her boys grow up. Rest in peace, Fitztwins.

DX IDC June 28, 2014, 5 cm., 1 node tested positive (fine needle biopsy); 0/20 after neoadjuvant chemo + ALND; Grade 3; ER+ PR+ HER2+ Neoadjuvant chemotherapy starting 7/23/14 ACX 4, Taxol X 12, Perjeta X 4; Herceptin: one year Chemotherapy 7/23/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 9/17/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/17/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 2/25/2015 Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 3/9/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 5, 2021 08:04PM Sadiesservant wrote:

I’m so shocked and saddened by this news. It’s just such a shock as she seemed to be doing so well. My heart goes out to her family. RIP Janis.

Dx 4/2001, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/10 nodes, ER+ Surgery 5/10/2001 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 6/7/2001 CEF Radiation Therapy 12/17/2001 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/20/2001 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2007 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2007 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 1/3/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/27/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/28/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 10/12/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other Chemotherapy 10/20/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 11/15/2017 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/18/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy 8/2/2018 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 11/5/2018 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 10/9/2019 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 11/3/2020 External: Bone Dx 1/22/2021, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/4/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 10/8/2021 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 1/7/2022 Halaven (eribulin)
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Oct 5, 2021 08:25PM Lee64 wrote:

I remember Fitztwins from when I first joined BCO in 2010 or 2011, She was a warm caring person and I'm sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Dx 11/5/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 5, 2021 09:57PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I am stunned! I know she hadn’t been posting regularly in the past couple of years but she did update occasionally. I am so glad she got to see her boys grow up as that was important to her. Rest In Peace Janis and may your memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. I am really saddened by her passing.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Oct 5, 2021 10:16PM Moissy wrote:

Janis always shared a spunky spirit in her posts and was such an encourager to many over the years. So happy to have been inspired by all that she did. My condolences to her family

Dx 2004, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+, HER2- Dx 2015, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 6, 2021 02:40AM Meja wrote:

Heartbreaking news, RIP dear Janis.

When I first joined BCO I read your posts and found so much wisdom and comfort in your words.

Thank you for sharing, inspiring and touching so many 'sisters' ❤️.

Dx 12/10/2015, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 2/15 nodes, ER+, HER2+ Dx 1/11/2016, Paget's, Right, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 2/15 nodes, ER-, HER2+ Surgery 1/11/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Dx 4/6/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 10/29/2018 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/6/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/18/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 5/27/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Navelbine (vinorelbine) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Oct 6, 2021 07:00AM Moderators wrote:

We are so saddened to hear this. Fitztwins was such a valued member here and her absence will very much be felt.

Sending our condolences to her husband and her sons and all who knew and loved her.

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Oct 6, 2021 07:51AM 50sgirl wrote:

I am so sad to hear this news. Janis was such a strong presence on these boards, offering encouragement and her sense of humor to all. Like others here, I thought she was doing well. She will be missed. My sympathies go out to her family and loved ones. May they find peace and comfort in her memories

Dx 6/5/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 6/10/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 8/9/2016, ILC/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/31/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 7/3/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/2/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 2/11/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 11/12/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 11/13/2019 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 12/27/2019 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 3/8/2020 Adriamycin (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy 2/6/2021 Verzenio Chemotherapy 4/12/2021 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 10/2/2021 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex)
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Oct 6, 2021 11:13AM jobur wrote:

I am so sorry to hear this. I too thought Janis was still doing well, but 17 years is a long time to live with MBC. Condolences to her friends and family. I think of Janis every time I make a really good sandwich and will continue to do so. May she rest in peace.

The unaimed arrow never misses. (From a Maui rules T shirt) What do you know, and what do you just believe?" Linda Hogan "Power" Surgery 7/1/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 8/1/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 4/7 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/4/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2015 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/17/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 11/20/2018, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 12/4/2018 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2019 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 7/15/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 7/17/2019 Piqray (alpelisib) Targeted Therapy 1/12/2021 Nerlynx Chemotherapy 3/14/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Oct 17, 2021 07:51PM aprilgirl1 wrote:

I am sorry to hear about Janis. She was a source of strength for many of us. I am thankful for her post that her sons had graduated from high school and were thriving.

Love and peace to all who loved her.

recurrence in distant lymph nodes (superclavicle/mediastinal & more)" You can do it like it's a great weight on you, or you can do it like it's part of the dance." Ram Dass Dx 11/7/2008, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 11/13/2019, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy CMF Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Oct 20, 2021 07:20PM DivineMrsM wrote:

I very much appreciate ICanDoThis for letting us know about Fitztwins. I went ahead and also posted the news on a new thread in the stage iv only section, in case others don’t catch it here. I included a link to her obituary, it mentions some lovely things about Janis if you want to read it. https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/8/topics/881340?page=1#idx_1

I am so sorry to learn about Janis’ passing. Her obituary said she died from a fungal infection. As difficult as it is to hear the news, I am grateful to know Janis lived her life fully and made the most of the time she had. She was such an inspiration to me, to all of us I’m sure.



found lump 12-22-10—ilc—er+/pr+/her2—stage iv bone mets—chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex—March 2019-ibrance/aromasin* —Sept 2019-verzenio* —March 2020-xeloda*

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