I am new to this group. Here it goes. I had a lumpectomy and then 3 weeks later had a right mastectomy with no lymph node involvement in 1994. At that time I did have reconstruction, which was painful. At that time I thought I will be good if it doesn't go into my left breast. It never has although there were a few scares. In February 2006 I had my reconstruction redone due to constriction of my prosthesis. At that time I was referred to my doctor because it was noted there was a spot on my right lung. Protocol said that the doctor should watch it for 1 year. A year past with no change. We are now in 2012. I went to the doctor because of a cough which I was sure was related to my GERD (Gastro Esphogeal Refux Disease) which I was given an additional pill a day but the doctor said let's do an x-ray of your chest just to be sure. Long story short I had metastic lung cancer. No chemo or radiation but had been put on anastrozole and scanned every year with the exception of my head. Jumping November 2015 I became dizzy thinking it would go away but in January 12, 2016, I was diagnosed with two brain tumors. It took me 2 1/2 months of dizziness, vomiting, loss of appetite, loosing 30 lbs, going to my doctor, several other doctors, and finally an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) doctor ordered a scan of my head. There it was 2 tumors were found one being the size of a tangerine and the other the size of a dime. Needless to say I had surgery in January 2016 followed by Gamma Knife Radiation because the surgeon couldn't get all the cancer in my cerebellum. I was cancer free for 7 months and the MRI showed a spot above my right eye. I will have another MRI December 22 to see if it is growing. I also have an appt for a second opinion of my lower region. I currently have stopped all cancer medicine because the insurance has declined ibrance. I have tried to get the ibrance free but was told we make to much money. Duh! That was for 2015 and I was working then. I haven't sent an appeal yet. Honestly, it is a lot of work. I have a lot of side effects from the brain surgery. Dizziness is one of them. I am trying Nortripiline for dizziness.
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