Saturday, July 9, 2011

For you to know......

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

1 comment:

  1. Hi, just wanted to comment about the Herceptin. I believe herceptin therapy is not chemotherapy and this is what is probably confusing the people who you tell that you're on chemotherapy for so long. It is a treatment for patients with HER2+ status and can cost $70,000 for the full treatment duration. Maybe people need to understand that it is a very important treatment as extra insurance for your type of breast cancer so that you have a better chance of the cancer not returning. Wishing you the very best with the herceptin treatment and praying that the insurance issues are resolved!