What does Surviving Cancer Mean to You?

By cancer-survivorship Jun 05, 2016

 

Survivor

From the moment you are diagnosed with cancer, you are a survivor. The faces and stories of cancer vary as much as the types and stages. June 5th is National Cancer Survivor’s Day® and is a time to celebrate those who have survived, inspire those recently diagnosed and gather support for families whose loved ones have been affected by cancer.

Brekka

Name: Brekka Schultz
Age: 27
Hometown: Bismarck, ND
Cancer Type: Breast
Oncologist: Peter Kurniali, MD
Diagnosis: HER2+, Stage 3
Treatment: 16 chemotherapy treatments, Bilateral mastectomy and lymph node removal, 30 radiation treatments, Herceptin and Perjeta for one year, Tamoxifin for five years

Erica

Name: Erica Petrowitz
Age: 38
Hometown: Beulah, ND
Cancer Type: Breast
Oncologist: Peter Kurniali, MD
Diagnosis: PR+, ER+, HER2-Stage 2, Grade 3 Two tumors in right breast
Treatment: Double mastectomy, Chemotherapy

What does surviving cancer mean to you? Share your story on social media using the hashtag #NCSD2016.

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