chemo Archives - Cancer@36

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Be The Difference

You can make a difference.

Medical care is not cheap. Chemo alone was billed at $350,000. No, that’s not a typo 🙂 Even with insurance, we’re left to pay thousands.  Some of the initial tests were all out-of-pocket and very expensive. Your donation goes directly to Tamika’s Medical Bills from Breast Cancer Treatment. There are no administrative fees or corporations taking dollars here – this is as real as it gets. Read More

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I’m Cancer Free!!!

I got my pathology results from the surgery today – I am completely cancer free! No signs of tumor tissue and no cancer cells in any of the lymph nodes – a Pathological Complete Response!!! I’ll share more details as I recover from surgery.

Love you all 
-Tamika

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Surgery Day

Yesterday was an eventful day. I went in to the imaging center at 8am to get a wire placement. If you don’t know what that is (i didn’t either), it’s when they put a thin wire into your breast that points to the metal marker. This is helps the surgeon know the exact tumor location. Read More

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The Next Steps

This week is the beginning of the next steps for me.  I posted a few weeks ago that my PET scan had come back clear – it shows no cancer activity in my tissue.  But that’s not the end of the journey.  I still have surgery & more treatments for the next several months.  I know that this is as foreign to many of you as it once was to me, so here are some of the details, the why of it all and what I’m facing in the coming days/weeks/months. Read More

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Hello World

Hello World,

It’s been One month and ten days since my last Chemo Treatment and I know I haven’t written much. It’s taken me some time just to get back to a place where I can sit down and write again. I was pretty sick with the last treatment and pretty much forced myself to eat and drink water for a couple of weeks. I still did the things that needed to be done, but the truth is that I just wanted to be put out of my misery every step of the way. Read More

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