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TeamIHadCancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

32 Year Old Female

New York, NY

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2008

Breast Cancer

Stage: II


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TeamIHadCancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

32 Year Old Female

New York, NY

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2008

Breast Cancer

Stage: II


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Hey Everyone!

We're TeamIHadCancer, the people working behind the scenes to make IHadCancer the best it can be for you.

We thought we'd make our own profile to introduce ourselves (you can find us individually in the Community as well), and use our Story/Journal... [Read More]


Treatment Information 

Stage of Treatment

Finished treatment 5 or more years ago

Treatment Types:

Acupuncture

Escozul

Hospital:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)

Side Effect:

Chemobrain


Discussions (11)


IHC Blog Posts (77)



Weekly Update 6/5/17

June 5th, 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed National Cancer Survivor's Day yesterday! This was a day for cancer survivors and warriors to celebrate life and inspire those who are currently fighting- But that shouldn't be limited to just one day. Let's keep the inspiration going. If you wish to continue sharing your before and after cancer treatment pictures, please tag us in them at @ihadcancer across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page! Below is some of the latest news on IHadCancer- You can view the content by clicking directly on the text.

Most Recent Blog Posts

The Top Pros and Cons of Losing Your Hair From Chemo

I Didn't Fold My Hand Just Because I Got Cancer

Why Was It So Hard To Find All Of The Good Cancer Resources?

Recent Dear Cancer Messages

You tried to take me from my son, you failed. You will always fail because I will not allow anything to take me from him.

Everyday I get up and I do what I can to be an active part in my children's lives. Everyday I work towards getting back to me. And I will continue to work towards leaving cancer behind.

Recent Facebook Posts

"Today is your day, cancer survivors (and thrivers, and metavivors, and warriors)! It's a day to celebrate life and inspire those who are currently fighting The Big C. If you have heard the words "You have cancer," you count as a survivor in our book. Share this to show your support!"Read more here.

"For #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay, the best way we can celebrate the incredible lives of cancer survivors (and everyone else who has been affected by it) is to share their stories. Check in with them again to see where they're at in their journeys!" ‪‬Read more here.

"Happy National Cancer Survivor's Day! Share your "before and after" cancer treatment picture to celebrate life and inspire those who are currently in treatment.
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‪‬Read more here.

Recent Discussions

Is there anyone who experienced scar tissue in their arteries years after their radiation therapy treatment?

Emphysema as side effect of chemo, radiation, or hormone pills?

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Thanks for all of your support, and have a great week everyone!

-The IHC Team

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Weekly Update 5/30/17

May 30th, 2017

Hi everyone! We hope you're all enjoying Spring so far! Below is some of the latest news on IHadCancer- You can view the content by clicking directly on the text.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Always Carry Something Beautiful Inside | Cancer Poem

Do Brain Tumors Count As Cancer? And Other Things I Didn't Know (Until I Had To)

Should I Keep Every Chemotherapy Appointment?

Recent Dear Cancer Messages

You are not a "dear" to me, far from it. You tried to ruin me, but you may see there have been some unintended consequences to your actions.

Dear Cancer I want to talk to you about my search for enlightenment... I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2011. Too many of us have heard those words in stunned disbelief.

Recent Facebook Posts

"With our deepest respect, we remember all people who have made the ultimate sacrifice to the safety of the United States, and we wish current and retired service members a very relaxing and well-deserved Memorial Day. Thank you."Read more here.

"'It’s more about the guy than it is about the cancer,” Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said. “Who knows with cancer? There is only so much you can control. But we are expecting this man to achieve what he wants to achieve. And we know that he wants to get back on the hill this year.'" ‪‬Read more here.

Recent Discussions

Is there anyone who experienced scar tissue in their arteries years after their radiation therapy treatment?

Emphysema as side effect of chemo, radiation, or hormone pills?

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Thanks for all of your support, and have a great week everyone!

-The IHC Team

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Weekly Update 5/8/17

May 8th, 2017

Hi everyone! We hope you're all enjoying the weeks leading into your summers! Below is some of the latest news on IHadCancer- You can view the content by clicking directly on the text.

6 Things You Need to Know About Stress and Cancer

We asked and you told us. There are so many factors that contribute to a cancer diagnosis, but an overwhelming amount of people in our community agree: stress has contributed to their diagnoses. Click to read more about the recent survey we conducted.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Treatment Setbacks Are Scary, But They Don't Define My Fight

I Felt Pressure To Celebrate Being Alive After Cancer But It’s Not That Simple

Social Media Got Me Through Treatment And Into Post-Cancer Life

Recent Dear Cancer Messages

Dear Cancer....You lost! I refuse to sink!

You know Cancer...You have really been something else! We go up and down no matter if you are around anymore or not. I hate what you have left me with! You've been a bad taste in my mouth since i met you. It seems like i try to cheer everyone up when you come around. Even though i know there is nothing about you that makes anyone smile,...You drain good and bad energy...but worst of all the greedy stand by you...little do they know your lil friends insurance have just showed the greed on earth u help cause. OH I HATE U...with every tear that rolls from my eye is how much I want you FOREVER out my LIFE!

Recent Facebook Posts

"What does "remission" mean to you?"Read more here.

"It's definitely always in the back of your mind and I’m wondering if I am ever going to feel normal again." ‪‬Read more here.

Recent Discussions

I have a question, I am a stage 3A breast cancer survivor. I googled emphysema as I was told I now have the start of it & no I was never a smoker. I was on breastcancer.org & it says it can be a side effect from having chemo, radiation & on hormone pills. I was wonder if any of you have it, or have heard of any one having it.

Anyone else on Tamoxifen feel like it's chemo all over again?

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-The IHC Team

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3/6/2017

March 6th, 2017

Hey everyone! Below is some of the latest news on IHadCancer- You can view the content by clicking directly on the text.

Most Recent Blog Posts

Lost In The Crowd | Cancer Poem

How Social Media Helped Me Handle Cancer

Beyond The Shock and Beneath The Scars: Who Walked the NYFW Breast Cancer Show?

Recent Dear Cancer Messages

Dear Cancer, You made me part of an elite clube I never wanted to be apart of. You put me through a year of absolute hell and for awhile put through the ringer by adding on depression and anxiety. Like, why the hell do you even exist?! As much as I absolutely hate you- you did teach me about what life is really all about and how to learn to appreciate everything life has to offer. You will never be allowed in the drivers seat of my life again- i am in control now as I work hard to become the "new" me.

Dear Cancer. I am in control of my body now so it is time for you to leave. Thanks for the way you have changed my life for the better. Thank you for making me slow down to smell the roses. I'm enjoying this new connection I have with my loved ones. Your job is done, and I am ready to live!

Recent Facebook Posts

"The strongest among us take their weakest moments and make them turning points. Hats off to you and congratulations on this most wonderful #canverversary!
From @michellev3 - "March 1st is a day I will never forget. On March 1st 2013 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Today, March 1st 2017, I started my first day has an Oncology Nurse. Life works in mysterious ways. When I was 21 I didn't know what I was meant to do in life what was my calling....After being in and out of the hospital I knew I wanted to pursue a nursing career. As an oncology nurse I wanna make a difference in my patients lives I wanna inspire people. I hope my story can make a change in someone life even if it's the smallest change I'll be happy.This is my calling. To the nurses who took care of me thank you for inspiring me."‪‬Read more here.

" "If there's going to be change within the legislative structure and the research numbers into this disease," Champagne emphatically said, "it's going to come from the voice of a generation of young women that are outraged that this was never looked into, and therefore they were condemned to die." -- Champagne Joy
The glitter you saw on the models was there to catch your eye, but it was the bodies beneath it that need your help now that you know their realities -- and all of the other lives that could be saved by pushing for greater accessibility to cancer-fighting drugs.
AnaOno x Cancerland at #NYFW2017!"
‪‬Read more here.

Recent Discussions

Has anyone experienced late effects for Cisplatin and Pemetrexen?

Does anyone else feel like companies just use cancer as a way to play on emotions to sell their product? And, I'm not talking about during October. Like, I just saw an ad fora coffee creamer showing a woman who removes her wig as she prepares to go back to work, and the tagline is about courage. Yes, we've all been there- going out in public bald, returning to work, or returning to some semblance of a normal life. This ad, though, didn't leave me thinking about how I've been in that situation; rather, it left me feel upset, like how dare this company take something so personal just to sell their coffee creamer.

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Thanks for all of your support, and have a great week everyone!

-The IHC Team

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Weekly Update 2/27/2017

February 27th, 2017

Hey everyone! Below is some of the latest news on IHadCancer- You can view the content by clicking directly on the text.

Most Recent Blog Posts

As I Disappear: My Battle With Anorexia During Cancer Treatment

Treatment Setbacks Are Scary, But They Don't Define My Fight

When I Changed My Perspective About Cancer, I Changed My Life

Recent Dear Cancer Messages

Cancer...You are literally driving me insane. I thought I was better. Now I am told that you may not be done with me. Now I constantly worry that I am dying. That I may not see my 9 year old grow up. That I may cause her, my adult daughter and my husband so much pain if I die. Why can't you just leave me alone! I want to live.

I have two short words to say to cancer that are not printable on this post. I am not fearful, I will fight, no surrender!

Recent Facebook Posts

"Looking for some Monday Motivation? This is the ultimate #riseandgrind -- fighting #cancer! Leave your comments for Jay here: http://bit.ly/2lOhNuv. ‪‬Read more here.

" "Written communication — whether it was a text message or an email — is almost always better than an actual face-to-face conversation. It allows the receiver time to figure out what to respond or whether to respond at all. Sometimes, no response was the best thing I could offer someone, and that’s okay. Don’t always expect your loved one to get back to you right away. You can even message that: “No response needed.”
When the average American already sends and receives an estimated 85 text messages a day, why not use texting as a support mechanism?""
‪‬Read more here.

Recent Discussions

Does anyone else feel like companies just use cancer as a way to play on emotions to sell their product? And, I'm not talking about during October. Like, I just saw an ad fora coffee creamer showing a woman who removes her wig as she prepares to go back to work, and the tagline is about courage. Yes, we've all been there- going out in public bald, returning to work, or returning to some semblance of a normal life. This ad, though, didn't leave me thinking about how I've been in that situation; rather, it left me feel upset, like how dare this company take something so personal just to sell their coffee creamer.

I had a port put in yesterday. The surgeon that put it in told me that it would feel like a sore muscle after working out. Well that's not quite how it feels it hurts really bad and it feels like I had surgery. Did anyone else go through a pain like this an port?

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