Interesting links

As of this writing, I’ve had 16 rounds of chemotherapy (13 before surgery and 3 after), a port placement and removal, multiple blood draws, ultrasounds, MRIs, and surgery for triple-negative cancer in lymph nodes both under my right arm and between my pectoral muscles.

Prior to getting any treatments, I did a lot of research into what options were available or recommended by various individuals. It’s the same approach I took in 1999 when I was diagnosed with estrogen-receptive breast cancer. Ultimately, that led me to UCSF and Dr. Leong and a sentinel node biopsy of the lymph nodes rather than an axillary dissection, which was the standard at the time. All my adjuvant therapies were at Redwood Radiology in Santa Rosa, California and included chemotherapy and radiation.

Below are lists of my caregivers and links to their bios as well as a list of all of the cancer-related procedures I’ve had since my current cancer diagnosis in September 2018. There are also links and lists of other cancer-related information I feel is worth sharing.

My caregivers – 2018/2019

My caregivers – 1999

2019 Procedures 

2018 Procedures

UCSF Appointments


January 17, 2020

  • 11a – mammogram and ultrasound
  • 2:30p – routine follow-up with Dr. Ewing’s NP


Anti-angiogenesis therapy

Traditional therapy – cut, burn and poison

Alternative considerations