Breasties for Life. Breasties for Liz.
My name is Liz McCary. In September 2018, at the age of 33, I felt a lump in my left breast during a routine self-breast exam. The minute I felt it, I knew I was embarking on a journey. After a mammogram, biopsy, MRI and PET scan, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at Prisma Health's Breast Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
Given my advanced diagnosis, my husband Luke and I sought out to find the best healthcare team and most promising treatment plan. After numerous discussions with oncologists across the Southeast, we determined that my best chance at a long life was to be treated by the experts at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, North Carolina.
With the love, support and prayers of my family, friends and our community, I completed 16 treatments of chemotherapy, 3 treatments of radiation, a bilateral mastectomy and an oopherectomy. I am pleased to announce that in July 2019, my oncologist told me that my scans and tests showed NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE (NED) in my body.
I continue to fight the good fight everyday. Every three weeks I go to Spartanburg Hematology and Oncology for infusions of Herceptin and Perjeta. I will continue until I complete 18 treatments to ensure all of the cancer cells are killed and remain dormant.
This journey hasn’t been easy but it has made me stronger, and for that I am grateful. Please help me create a world where breast cancer is curable.
Thank you for your consideration and support. I could not nor would I want to do this fight without you.
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