My name is Susan, and I am a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer on August 17, 2007, and on Sept 17, 2007, I had my first mastectomy. Chemotherapy was my medical protocol along with estrogen suppressor drugs since then. A year after the first mastectomy, same date in September, I started the breast reconstruction process. It did not go well, several surgeries later, I was worn out and wondering what else was ahead. I was living in Tampa, FL at the time, far away from my daughter and grandchildren in New York, yet CancerCare was a click away on the internet and phone. They remain one of my support systems.
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