Having Breast Cancer 4 Times

4 Times and Counting

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Some people skip my posts as they don’t want to know that breast cancer can strike more than once. They believe that my story must be a real downer as who wouldn’t be depressed to have their cancer come back again and again and again? Others look to find differences in their stories from mine to reassure themselves that this will not have to them. I don’t know how many people have asked me if this whole mess couldn’t have been avoided if I just had a double mastectomy with my first breast cancer at 29? Hindsight is usually 20/20 but even my oncologists aren’t convinced that would have stopped the cancer from coming back. I had new primaries, not recurrences, and it is very possible they still would have grown in my mastectomy scars. I would like to assure you my story is not all doom and gloom and…

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2 thoughts on “Having Breast Cancer 4 Times

    1. I hope that my post can at least help some people to view their cancer and any recurrences in a less fearful light. Not every cancer or recurrence leads directly to the door marked death. If I with my messed up genetics, 4 bouts of an aggressive cancer, and less than model patient behaviour can survive 27 years, there is hope for others too.

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