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Forum: Stage IV and Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

A place for those managing the ups & downs of a Stage IV/metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. Please respect that this forum is for Stage IV members only. There is a separate forum For Family and Caregivers of People with a STAGE IV Diagnosis.

Posted on: May 15, 2018 09:54AM

kaayborg wrote:

It's with a heavy heart to say, Missy (kaayborg) passed away at 11:10pm on Friday, May 11, 2018.

She did not suffer at all and it was quick. She was surrounded by me, the girls, her mom, and our pastor. We were singing hymns over her when she took her final breath. Hospice took care of her from there. We have been surrounded by family this whole time.

Missy donated her body for research. I will get her remains back in 3-5 weeks. We will have a memorial service at Vineyard Columbus in Westerviille, OH at that time. I will post more info when I have a better idea of the date and time.

She was my Wonder Woman and I miss her dearly,

- Bryan

Dx 6/24/2014, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/16/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/20/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 1/4/2015 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/31/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 7/24/2015, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/3/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/20/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 9/12/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 9/25/2017 Halaven (eribulin) Targeted Therapy 11/13/2017 Chemotherapy 2/5/2018 Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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May 15, 2018 10:00AM Piggy99 wrote:

Bryan, saying I am so sorry for your loss is obviously much too little to fill the hole left by Missy's passing in your heart and in your life. She was a ray of light and kindness until the very end, and we will miss her voice here.

Hugs, and tears and hope for healing for you and your family.

Diagnosed as Stage IV de novo at age 42. Dx 1/23/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy 2/8/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2018 Femara (letrozole)
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May 15, 2018 10:33AM 50sgirl wrote:

Bryan,

Thank you for telling us this very sad news. Missy was a special presence on these boards. Her warmth, strength, kindness, sense of humor, supportive nature, and love for family came through loud and clear in her posts. To say she will be missed is an understatement. I am glad she went peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. Her spirit will live on within us.

I know that nothing can take away the loss and emptiness you are feeling right now. I hope you find strength from those who surround you with love right now. I wish peace and comfort to you and your family.

Rest in peace Missy

Hugs and prayers from, Lynne


Dx 6/5/2015, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 8/9/2016, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/30/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 7/3/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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May 15, 2018 10:48AM Peacetoallcuzweneedit wrote:

Bryan I am so very sorry - sending prayers, peace, strength to you and your girls, her mother and all that loved her.....

5/2017 Left Breast DCIS 6cm Grade 3 6/2017 Right Breast IDC Stage 1A, Tmic 0.5mm, 100% ER+/100%PR+/ HER2- 6/2017 BMX, SNB left, TEs x 2 8/2017 TE deflated -Replaced Oct 2017 Hysterectomy + ooph 11/2017 Implant Exchange June 2018 Nipples.
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May 15, 2018 11:31AM Husband11 wrote:

Bryan, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

Concerned husband Dx 2008, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 7/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2016, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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May 15, 2018 11:34AM Micmel wrote:

no words. Just sorrow. So very sorry. ~M

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/9/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy
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May 15, 2018 11:35AM Cure-ious wrote:

Bryan- Missy was such a bright and ever-optimistic spirit on these boards- of course, no surprise, she donated her body to science!! Its all way too sad..

Dx 10/2003, IDC, Stage IIB, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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May 15, 2018 12:09PM - edited May 15, 2018 12:09PM by siddhivinayak

i am very sorry for your loss Brian.She was a kind lady and i always found her whenever i needed support,she was always on for help for me.I am very sad.May god bless.

Dx 5/15/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 8/22 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy Surgery
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May 15, 2018 12:10PM - edited May 15, 2018 12:11PM by Iwrite

Bryan,

Missy was such a kind and generous woman. We will miss her here. I'm so sorry for your loss. Keepingyour family in prayer.

Kathryn

Kathryn: Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular. Dx 11/2/2015, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/6/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 11/12/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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May 15, 2018 12:29PM masonsmawmaw wrote:

So very sorry for your loss...she was a beautiful woman; inside and out. Praying for peace and comfort for you and the family.

Dx 1/6/2001, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR- Dx 7/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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May 15, 2018 01:16PM Moderators wrote:

Bryan, we share in sending you our deepest condolences. We're so terribly sorry for your loss. Missy was a wonderful member of our Community and will be missed.

Sending light and love to you and your family,

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May 15, 2018 01:51PM rdeesides wrote:

Bryan, I have followed Missy from a distance and have been rooting for her. I am devastated that she is gone and my heart is broken for you and especially the girls. There are no words but I am praying for comfort for your family.

Rebeka

Dx 6/24/2017, IDC: Medullary, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Dx 7/3/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, 0/2 nodes Chemotherapy 8/15/2017 AC Chemotherapy 10/12/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/16/2018 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 2/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall Chemotherapy 5/5/2018
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May 15, 2018 02:39PM gramen wrote:

My sincere condolences. She will be missed by many here...

Dx 7/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, 2/19 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 3/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 4/26/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 4/26/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 4/26/2016 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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May 15, 2018 02:56PM KPW3 wrote:

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, our loss. Your family will be in my prayers. God bless.

Dx 10/2014, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy Chemotherapy 3/2/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/22/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 9/16/2015 Dx 11/29/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/13/2018 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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May 15, 2018 03:18PM VL22 wrote:

I’ve quietly followed Missy. She was kind, selfless in her support and brave and her love for her family was evident. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Dx 5/5/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 6/23/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 1/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/10/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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May 15, 2018 04:42PM ChuckL wrote:

Bryan, Missy's loss is devastating. I quietly followed her as well. She was such a ray of light. So alive with personality and persistence. She will be dearly missed, even by people she didn't know she touched. I am sorry for your loss, for really the world's loss.

relative with stage IV de novo April 2016, ER/PR+ mets to bone
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May 15, 2018 04:51PM DebAL wrote:

Bryan, I am sorry for your loss. She obviously is special to others on this forum. I'm sorry i never had the chance to know her. My thoughts are with you and your family. Deb, Hilliard, Ohio

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/8/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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May 15, 2018 05:00PM DebAL wrote:

Bryan, I am sorry for your loss. Missy is obviously is very special to others on this forum. I'm sorry i never had the chance to know her. My thoughts are with you and your family. Deb, Hilliard, Ohio

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/11/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/8/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
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May 15, 2018 05:18PM EvaGor wrote:

You have my deepest condolences. Gentle hugs.

Dx 5/1/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/23/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 7/12/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/8/2017 Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 9/18/2017 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/27/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 1/9/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 1/25/2018 Kisqali Surgery 3/18/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal
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May 15, 2018 06:29PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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)
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May 15, 2018 09:09PM Bad_At_Usernames wrote:

She was on of the first to greet me when I joined the younger women of Stage IV in 2016. This one hurts. And god help anyone who throws that “early detection saves lives” BS at me this week..

"...to survive this disease, you had to be an eternal optimist and very aggressive..." -Vince DeVita Dx 12/23/2013, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 1/15/2014 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 7/10/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/28/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Targeted Therapy 9/22/2014 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2014 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/7/2016, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Verzenio Radiation Therapy 7/27/2016 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 11/15/2016 Tykerb (lapatinib) Dx 3/23/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 3/28/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 8/29/2017 Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/27/2018 External: Brain
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May 15, 2018 10:36PM minxie wrote:

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was a verywelcoming voice on the Triple Negative thread. My thoughts are with you and your family.

IDC, lumpectomy, SNB, axillary ND 12/08. DD AC, Taxol. Then DCIS found 7/09, BMX w/lat flap reconstruction. Local recurrence 5/12, TN, 1 cm, node negative. Implant removed. Dx 12/4/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, 2/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/31/2009 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/26/2009 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/23/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 6/12/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 15, 2018 11:25PM jensgotthis wrote:

It's amazing that just a month ago Missy shared a wonderful photo of herself on the final getaway. It looked like heaven on earth to me. I'm so sorry for your loss and send love to your family.

Dx 12/3/2015, IDC: Tubular, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/5/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 5/24/2016 Surgery 5/25/2016 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 9/14/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2016 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy
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May 16, 2018 04:48AM holmes13 wrote:

Bryan I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Dx 2/2/2018, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, 7/10 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/25/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 2/25/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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May 16, 2018 09:48AM Southernsurvivor wrote:

Bryan, so very sorry for your loss. Kaayborg was always so thoughtful and supportive in her posts. She was such a bright light and will be missed very much here. Condolences to you and your girls - you are in my prayers.

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May 17, 2018 09:15AM sharmal wrote:

Brayan...I am really sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your whole family. May god give strength and comfort in this difficult time !! May her soul rest in eternal peace. Om Shanti.

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May 17, 2018 10:45AM Bigbhome wrote:

Bryan, Some people in this world are so special and they touch every person who they come into contact with. Her love for her family showed through everyday! That was Missy! She had a bright and shining light that touched so many people and she will be greatly missed. I am praying for you and your family daily and holding you close in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time.

Claudia

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May 20, 2018 12:44AM BeEnough wrote:

Bryan, my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I quietly followed her posts and will miss her brilliant light.


“May the long time sun shine upon you

All love surround you

And the purest light within you

Guide your way on.”


Sylvia

Dx 5/2007, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Chemotherapy 3/1/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 1/2018, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs Targeted Therapy 1/31/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 2/2/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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May 27, 2018 02:17AM Kjones13 wrote:

I have been away for a while and I am so saddened to see this news. Sending my prayers to you and your family. Missy will be greatly missed. RIP

James 1:2-4 Dx 9/14/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 11/11 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 10/9/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 10/17/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/17/2012 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/17/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2013 Surgery 10/24/2013 Mastectomy: Right
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Jun 30, 2018 10:06PM ladyb1234 wrote:

I have been away for a while and I am saddened to see this news about Kaaborg. Sending my prayers. RIP

Once or twice in our lives, we are given the chance to find out just how much inner strength we possess. Usually we find we have far more than we ever imagined. (Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me). Dx 6/9/2014, IDC, Left, Grade 2, 8/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary
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Jul 20, 2018 01:10AM Chirps wrote:

I just logged in (was off for quite a long time) and first thing looked for Kaayborg. I'm so so sorry, Bryan, for your family's loss. She was an incredibly special person and was of great comfort to me last year; so kind. Loved her spirit. So sorry.

BMX, TCx4 Dx 7/21/2010, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/10/2010 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/8/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 3/14/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs/other, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/7/2017 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 8/29/2017 Other Chemotherapy 5/7/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)

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