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Do you celebrate cancer-free anniversaries?

Do you celebrate cancer-free anniversaries?

I just passed the five year anniversary of my diagnosis (April 25). Is there a special way you celebrate cancer-free dates? And if so, which ones: the end of treatment, the anniversary of your surgery, diagnosis date? One of the facilitators at SHARE believes it's wonderful to commemorate all of the above in some way.

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Blessings, she is right!!! All my pink sisters celebrate diagnosis date I do too. Are you walking this year making strides central park cancer walk?

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Yes, blessings! No, I'm not walking this year.

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Yes! I am stage IV and I am NED, I still take Herceptin and tamoxifen indefinitely. I am actually celebrating my 5 year anniversary since the date I was diagnosed. I am having a family celebration tonight! My diagnosis date was April 29, 2013. Congratulations to your 5 year anniversary! I also let off 5 pink balloons!

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Blessings

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Congratulations to you on your 5 year anniversary. I am so glad that you are having a family celebration to commemorate it! You deserve it!!! I love that you set off 5 balloons too! I bet it felt so good to do that!!!

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Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope your celebration was wonderful. (But I know it was.)

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What type of mets do you have? Do you work?

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I asked my doctor when I should celebrate. Diagnosis, surgery, end of chemo, end of radiation? He said, celebrate whatever feels good to you. I guess I usually celebrate diagnosis and then end of treatment. Nothing big, just a post on FB, Instagram, Twitter. Then I always really celebrate when I do the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk which is the first Saturday in May every year. It is about halfway between my diagnosis and end of my radiation. I go and stand in the area of how many years I have survived. I started out in the 1-5 year, then progressed to the 5-10, then 10-15. This will be my first year in the 15-20 year category! Taking my picture each year and seeing that visual progress is the biggest celebration of all!

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I celebrate my cancer free anniversaries based on the date of diagnosis. I send an email to my surgeon on the date of the surgery and thank her for hands which have allowed me to celebrate another cancerversary. I will reach 5 in 2019 and now I will make an effort to do something special to celebrate this milestone. Kindly, Caren

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That is great to hear, Caren! I like that. And congratulations on 4 years.

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Are you NED? What type of mets do you have? Love your pic!!

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Thanks. Yes, I am NED. I was on all 3 AIs, Tamoxifen and now am on Evista. So far, so good.

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