Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Oncology Follow-Up
Today marked my first three-month follow-up appointment with my oncologist. The news couldn't be better. My blood work was all fine (including the tumor markers), my post-chemo side-effects were minimal, and my progress is good! All indications continue to point in the direction of post-menopausal. We will retest in three months for verification. Sometimes it takes a while for things to kick in again after treatment. If I am indeed post-menopausal, we will start aromatase inhibitors at that time. If I return to a pre-menopausal state, we will begin Tamoxifen at that time. Either way, there is one more stage in the treatment to continue to keep me cancer free.

- Still cancer free. . . always hopeful . . . forever grateful Y
Written by Jeannette Vagnozzi
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Name: Jeannette
Location: Southern California, USA

This is my story about being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39. I thought I was out of the woods, but four years late it came back. This is my quest to be a two-time survivor.

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