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Topic: I documented my journey with breast cancer online.

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Posted on: Jun 27, 2019 12:11PM - edited Jun 27, 2019 12:13PM by christibcs

christibcs wrote:

One of the things I realized when I was diagnosed with breast cancer was how little I knew about it. I, like many of you, jumped online to find information. Including finding this wonderful site.

Once I started treatment there were so many that helped me along the way and so much I learned. For me, knowledge took some of the fear away and prepared me for what would come next. I did learn that no matter how much information you know, or how much advice your receive, every person is different. Each person diagnosed with breast cancer will experience it in a unique way and treatment will be unique to that individual.

I tried to communicate what I went through, and show some of the research I found, as well as share some "Tips" that I wish I had known beforehand.

My site is

breastcancersharing Taking the Mystery Out of Breast Cancer

Please share it with others who may find it helpful to them.

We get bombarded with information as soon as we are diagnosed. It's a whirlwind and a roller coaster. I tried to organize it the best I can into categories that you could jump to for specific topics that might interest you.

I found, in the end, the exercise in building the website helped me tremendously too. It was my outlet. Ignoring chemo brain, which is finally, slowly dissipating, I could look back at the journey I had been on. The site is still alive in that I continue to update it as I continue my treatment. I still have Herceptin infusions until the end of the year. And I was put on an aromatase inhibitor for at least five years.

I do hope this helps others in their own journey.


Note: I had posted this elsewhere on the site, but was advised to post this here!

DX 24 AUG 2018 Right Breast (E+/P+ HER2+ 3/3 aggressive) Surgery 30 OCT 2018 Chemo Taxol 14 DEC 2018 Targeted Herceptin Radiation 27 MAR 2019
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