Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

Carol - Breast Cancer

I had severe breast cancer in April 1984.  I had a modified radical mastectomy at St. Vincent's Hospital in LR, AR.  I had 16 malignant lymph nodes out of the 19 removed under my arm.  My surgeon was a wonderful Christian man and I owe a lot of my recovery to him and my great oncologist besides God, of course.  I had 13 months of chemo which I tolerated well being as I was on such a strong dosage of all the 3 different drugs.  I got a little sickly feeling from about 3 days but the only days I missed from my work was the day I had to drive to LR for my treatment (125 miles each way).  

I continued working through my whole treatment except for the 6 weeks of radiation and cobalt treatment that I took at CARTI in LR.  While receiving this treatment, I stayed at Hope Lodge in LR and just went home on the weekends.  I am a Survivor and Praise God above all else for it.  But my Doctors, family and friends were all a big contributor to my recovery.  As Scott says "If I can do it - you can too."  God Bless. is designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. For information about the 4th Angel Mentoring Program visit