Alot of people have asked me over the year "Why do you have to be on Chemo for this long?" I would always give them the answer that my doctor has given, but tonight I was researching and I feel the need to share.
I want you to watch this video below to understand my diagnosis. Her2/NEU Positive. This means that my tumor was not driven by hormones like most women. They don't know what caused it. Otherwise we would have a cure.
Video #2 is about a women who was diagnosed with the same type of cancer and was on the chemo called "Herceptin" which I am currently on for the next 34 weeks. I started at 52.
The reason for this post is to spread the word of the importance of why I need to stay on this treatment and not stop regardless of my insurance costs. I don't want to know about "alternative medicine" because I believe in the choices that we made.
Im fighting for my life regardless of how healthy I look and feel. I can not stop now.
Video One: Her2/Neu Receptors
Video Two: Herceptin