It’s DONE!

Since December 2015, I’ve been fighting breast cancer at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. I was extremely lucky in that we caught it early. While the type of cancer (Triple Negative Breast Cancer) can be the worst diagnosis because of its aggressive and invasive nature, for me, it wasn’t. It was very small when discovered (through a regular mammogram). Also in my favor, the cancer responded to the chemotherapy. At the start of chemo (on Dec. 31, 2015), the cancer was 1.4 cm. At the end of treatment (April, 2016), the cancer was 9mm. A very good response.

I had surgery in June to remove the “dead” lump in my breast. Just a simple lumpectomy and sentinel node resection. Both showed no live cancer, which was excellent. The cancer had been in one place of one breast and had not spread outside that area.

Still, my doctors felt breast radiation should be done “just in case” there was even a seed there. So for the past three weeks, I have had daily radiation on that breast. On Friday, (yesterday!) I had a last and final radiation treatment.

That means… I’M DONE! No more chemo. No more radiation. No more surgery.

I hesitate to use the word “cured” so for now, let’s say… there is NO evidence of cancer anywhere in my body! YAY

Now it’s time to get serious about getting back to writing. Don’t you agree?


About Cynthia D'Alba

After living away from Arkansas since I left for college at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, I have finally made it back to Hot Springs.

Posted on August 20, 2016, in Cyndi's Ramblings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Such hopeful news, Cyndi! Keeping my fingers crossed for continuing good health!

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  2. Porchia Gilbreath

    I am so happy for youโ€ผ๏ธ It is so nice to see prayers answered. Good luck and I will keep praying for you to stay cancer free. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. This is the best news. Congratulations, now get back to your stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Kimberley Bailey

    That is so wonderful to hear, Cynthia!! All the best to you!!

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  5. Wonderful news Cynthia! I admire your strength and high spirits though it all. Congratulations !!!

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  6. I knew you would come through this.You are a strong woman and like the energizer bunny, you keep going and going and going :). Congratulations on finishing the treatments and your good news!!

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  7. Congratulations! Finishing treatment and returning to life is the BEST feeling ever! Two years ago, I was just losing my hair from my first chemo treatment, and I still remember how that following January it felt so wonderful to be free. ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Sharlene Wegner

    Good for you! God bless you!


  9. Beyond thrilled for you, Cynthia!! Can’t wait to see your face again. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  10. Pamela Devereux

    I am so happy for you! Prayers that you remain in remission.

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  11. Thank God!!! I am so happy for you!!!

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  12. Christine Woinich

    Having been through the gamut myself, that day when they tell you they will just monitor is a day to celebrate. Treat yourself with something special. Keeping the prayers going on your behalf.

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  13. Deborah Tindall

    My sister is a breast cancer survivor, too…we are so proud of her for her wonderful attitude and the amazing strength she showed! I am so glad for you that this has turned out so well for you and can’t wait to see what comes next from you!! God Bless!!

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  14. I’m so glad the treatment went well and you’re cancer free. I knew you’d kick this to the curb in short order. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. THANK YOU everyone for your kind comments, support and prayers.


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