Archive for the 'Breast Cancer' Category

Take every lump seriously

Five years ago today I felt a lump in my breast which turned out to be breast cancer. I used this blog to document everything I was going through in hope that it would help other people. Here are some links to some of those posts: Oncotype DX Test Results – Score of 20 & […]

Cancer Cure or Toxic Herb?

A friend of mine recently emailed me a report regarding a little known Chinese Herb called Artemisinin which promises to kill 98% of cancer cells in 16 hours. The report looked promising, and after reading it I was ready to go out and buy the herb. I was planning on giving it to my mother, […]

Research Shows Curry Kills Cancer Cells

The BBC has released an article claiming that an extract in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill cancer cells. The yellow pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. Curcumin helps the body destroy mutated cancer cells, so they can’t spread through the body. Studies have linked […]

The last day of radiation

52 days ago I thought today would never get here. I had already been through so much, a cancer diagnoses, lumpectomy and chemotherapy. My next course of treatment was 38 sessions of radiation. I was scheduled to go Monday through Friday at 7:48am. My insurance is through Kaiser and the location of their treatment center […]

Side Effects From My Chemo Treatment of Taxotere and Cytoxan – My Personal Journal

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, 2009. I have been tracking my side effects from chemo and posting them to help others that are in the same position as me. The unknown is very scary and so is cancer and chemo. Hopefully reading about my experience will make it less scary. Treatment #1 Day […]

New Shop For Cancer Shirts

I have a new website for t-shirts and other items that I have created for cancer and breast cancer. I priced these items so that I only get a $3.01 profit off of each sale so that I could sell it to you at a low price. Visit my site at http://www.cafepress.com/udeserveit Thank you for […]

Side Effects From My Third Cycle of Treatment of Taxotere and Cytoxan – My Personal Journal

I started my first of four cycles of chemotherapy using the drugs Taxotere and Cytoxan on March 20, 2009. I have been keeping track of the side effects on a daily basis and posting it at the end of each cycle on hopes that it will help others. Please keep in mind that your side […]

The You Deserve It Forum is up and running

I have created a forum for discussion of Breast Cancer. Anyone having any questions about treatment or who just want to talk about what they are going through can join this forum. Together, we can beat Breast Cancer!

Items you should buy before starting chemo – Taxotere and Cytoxan for Breast Cancer

Before you start chemo treatment for breast cancer I would recommend purchasing the following items: 1. Water – Be sure to drink a lot of water the day before, of and after your treatment. For my first 2 treatments I made a point to drink a gallon a day and my side effects were minimal. […]

Side Effects from my Second Cycle of Taxotere and Cytoxan

I have finished my 2nd cycle of chemotherapy for breast cancer. The chemo drugs I was given were Taxotere and Cytoxan. You can see my side effects from the first cycle here. This time I started a day early because my blood tests came back so well (and my doctor had they do off when I was originally suppose to give blood).