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Surviving Breast Cancer Twice

Updated on April 11, 2018
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Susan is a breast cancer survivor who is now in remission after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

This is the second part of Breast Cancer My Story. You may want to read Part 1 first. Thanks

Pregnant Shortly After Chemotherapy

Six months of chemotherapy treatment were finally over and I was so happy about it. Two months following the end of my treatments I found out that I was pregnant. After visiting my family doctor and oncologist to see if the baby could possibly suffer from any ill effects due to the chemo, I got the best answer possible. There was no reason that I should not be able to deliver a healthy child. With that good news my boyfriend and I started to plan a wedding. We were married and still are to this day. After my first ultra-sound we found out that we were going to have twins. What a Miracle as I was sure before I became pregnant that the chemo would kill any chance of becoming a mother.

My Twin Boys
My Twin Boys | Source

Cancer Had Returned

Christmas comes again and my healthy twin boys are one and a half years old. Here we go again. In the one breast that I have left I find a very small hard spot. I am totally freaked out. Not again I think. I am married, have two small children that need me. What have I done to deserve this? I just want to see my boys grow up, go to school, get married and have children of their own. I say to myself OK, knock it off, you beat this once and you can do it again. Think positive, stay positive and fight again.

Surgery Again

January comes and I have the second breast removed, then six more months of chemotherapy. Do I want implants is the next thing on my mind. I was really torn between yes and no on this one. Not wanting to go in for any more surgery and having discussed it with my husband we decided on no implants.

My twin boys are no longer boys, they are now twenty-two years old and I have been cancer free for over twenty years now. I did have another son shortly after the second breast was removed and the chemo had ended. That was miracle number two.

Staying Possitive

It is truly remarkable how life ends up working itself out. People ask me how did you ever endure all of what you have had to. My answer is always the same. Stay positive and believe that you can beat whatever comes your way. Don’t give up, don’t give into the cancer, fight it. I do feel very fortunate for all the love and support I had going through cancer and I am grateful to be able to write this story with hopes that it can be an inspiration to all that read it.

Cancer Has Returned Once More

A new battle has begun. This time it is lung cancer.

© 2010 Susan Zutautas


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