Survivor: Breast Cancer (Stage II)
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New York City, NY
About Me
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I am a Survivor
Type of Cancer
Breast Cancer (Stage II), 2008
Treatment Information
Stage of Treatment:

Finished treatment 5 or more years ago

Treatment Types:




Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT)

Lumpectomy (Excisional Biopsy)



Vitamin C (High Doses)

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)

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Discussions (2)
Breast Cancer
Three years after a lumpectomy that area is still sore. When does it go away, ever?
July 11th, 2011
Breast Cancer
Lymphedema occurring after being several years post-surgery?
July 11th, 2011
June 2010
July 15th, 2011

I was due back for my yearly check-up but I dreaded seeing the surgeon due to his reaction the previous year. I was surprised this time around when he seemed to give up on reprimanding me and instead accepted what I had done. I guess after two years, the fact that I looked good, felt great and everything checked out well there was nothing he could say except, "Well it looks like this thing you're doing is working for you."

August 4, 2010
July 15th, 2011

A little over two years later (Wow, time flies!) I had the port removed. This chapter of my life is officially closed. It was a quick procedure, start to finish about 2.5 hours. Aside from slight pain and stinging, I was as good as new. While at the hospital as the nurses prepped me, they found out why I was there and congratulated me. One of them asked if I was in remission but I immediately corrected her and said I didn't use that word. "I've been cancer-free for two years" I explained, and in the past two years "remission" was a word that was not part of my vocabulary. Using it would mean that the cancer was still in my body, asleep somewhere ready to come back one day. I was not going to let that happen.