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
April 25, 2009
July 15th, 2011

One-year anniversary and still cancer-free!

When I shared the news with some people their first comment was, "You're not supposed to celebrate this day. You're supposed to celebrate the anniversary after your last treatment."

No one was going to tell me what day I was going to celebrate. The tumor was removed a year ago on this date, and that's the day I became cancer-free, so that's the day I will celebrate.

June 2009
July 15th, 2011

During my one year check-up, my surgeon asked me about my treatments; how I did with them, who my oncologist was etc. (he didn't know I had not gone through with it). I told him I opted for an alternative treatment. It was a form of chemo but very low dose followed by vitamins.

He didn't agree with what I had done and insisted that I needed to do chemo – traditional chemo that is. He said if I didn't, that the chances of the cancer coming back were 60%. I felt like a child because my decision to go through IPT was not approved.

It didn't matter. I stood by my choice.

October 7, 2009
July 15th, 2011

I had another PET CT Scan with normal results!

April 25, 2010
July 15th, 2011

Two year anniversary cancer-free!

May 21, 2010
July 15th, 2011

My birthday and time for another PET CT Scan. It was the best birthday present I could ask for, my results were normal again! I would now have scans once a year.