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27 year old diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy ***************** Alyssa was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer at the age of 27 on 11/30/12. She underwent a radical double mastectomy on 12/21/12. She was diagnosed with a highly aggressive DCIS that turned into invasive breast cancer. Along with the DCIS, paget's disease formed and a lesion on her chest wall. She found out on 1/1/13 the cancer spread to her lymph nodes and total lymphadenectomy (removal of lymph nodes) of her axilla (underarm) nodes on 1/15/13. She had 6 rounds of chemo (Carboplatin and Taxotere). She was HER2 POSITIVE and also had to receive 22 injections of herceptin. HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. In about 1 of every 5 breast cancers have a gene mutation that makes an excess of the HER2 protein. On 1/17/15 she had a total hysterectomy because of abnormal tests. She has been documenting each step as she fought cancer and continues to survive. Her mission is to inform the world on what to look for, how to stay strong and to not be afraid through her difficult journey. This can be won! Early detection is the best protection!! Alyssa has a huge batch of supporters including family and friends, her two young children and husband.
Discover the signs, symptoms of breast cancer as well as its incidence and risk factors in this video with Dr Victoria Harmer, Macmillan Consultant Nurse (Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust, UK). #breastcancerawareness You can find more breast cancer content at: www.oncology-central.com/category/disease-area/breast/ To gain free access to the latest oncology research, news and interviews with key opinion leaders - make sure to create your free Oncology Central account: www.oncology-central.com
Dr. Erica Mayer discusses what is important for patients to know about early stage breast cancer following a diagnosis. Beginning with types of breast cancer, Dr. Mayer guides patients through understanding their treatment plan and health care team, recent advancements in research and treatments, and questions to ask. More Information Breast Cancer Overview: www.cancer.net/breast
Claire Stokes was initially diagnosed with breast cancer just over two weeks after the birth of her son, Ethan in 2011. In this series of three videos filmed in Dubai, September 2014, Claire shares her inspirational story with courage and dignity, discussing her diagnosis, her treatment and why she chose to radically change her diet in order to give herself the best chance of fighting the disease that is now Stage 4 secondary cancer. Although Claire sadly passed away in January 2015, Claire hoped that by sharing her story, she will continue to help raise awareness for breast cancer and the importance of early detection, as well as share her strong belief that a wholesome and nutritious diet can help to keep you healthy. Nourish and the Chefs United, was inspired and created by Claire, her husband Chef Robbie Stokes and a circle of close friends who were determined to highlight the importance of early detection and optimum nutrition. Find out more by going to http://www.nourish.ae
Dr. Roohi Ismail-Khan from Moffitt Cancer Center discusses signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer