I don't visit this site much at the moment because I found that I was getting sucked into the bad news stories and it was making me feel very low. Anyway, as an alternative, I thought I would start a thread for positive secondary BC stories as I'm pretty sure we would all welcome them! Please feel free to add your own so that we can build a library to remind us of positivity when we are feeling that our bodies are against us! Positive stories only please. My first one is below the emojis.
THE STORY BELOW WAS WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE ON ANOTHER WEBSITE :
'I’ve been living with secondary breast cancer since January 2014. I’ve had buckets of chemo (35!) and lots of surgery, radiotherapy as well as trials. Then in March I had a clear PET scan - no cancer could be found.
'This is totally miraculous as I had been deemed 'incurable'. Last week I had another scan and again I had the results that I am still currently cancer free!
'It’s absolutely amazing. So I continue to have a treatment break and I want to stay a walking miracle.'
Another positive story of survival : healthblog.uofmhealth.org/.../living-well-for-19-years-metastatic-breast-cancer
Hi everyone, does anyone else have any positive stories about secondary breast cancer that can be added to this thread?
Would love to read more.
I have written on 2 other areas of this section relating to Abemaciclib
Just to say I was diagnosed with breast cancer with lymph node involvement and secondaries in spine and lung
I had 8 Chemo which got rid of the lung nodes, then on Denosumab
I had 2 lumpectomies and a mastectomy (with implant), I was amazed at how NONtraumatic I found d them, modern surgery is amazing. I know we're all different and other people have different experiences, but for me it felt very un intimidating. I was just glad to get it done
On Letrozole. However, PET showed progression of spinal mets so changed from Letrozole.
I started on Abemaciclib and Fulvestrant about 3 months ago (discussion about side effects on other section of this area)
My latest PET scan shows that my spinal mets have resolved, no spinal hot spots at all. Such unexpectedly great news.
Thank you Abemaciclib,
Onward and upward
Best wishes everyone, whatever stage of your journey
Thank you Andyv for sharing your story. That's such good news and will give everyone a boost, I'm sure! We all need hope and that's what this thread is all about.
That's amazing news xx
Sorry not to have thanked you earlier
Very best wishes
Another encouraging story of long term survival for you all: https://www.lep.co.uk/health/how-a-fulwood-mum-refuses-to-let-cancer-define-her-as-she-makes-a-name-for-herself-in-the-volunteering-services-1-9979292
Enjoy reading, hope it helps anyone who is worried.
What a wonderfully brave and inspirational woman
Thank you for sharing this story, it's incredibly encouraging
Many, many thanks,
I completely agree - we need more stories like this to give us all a boost there must be so many more like this and thanks to NOSWAD1 for sharing when she finds these.
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