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Jen Yong Profile

Jen Yong

Survivor since 2011

Current City
Boston, Mass
Your Story

My name is Jen, I'm 32 and from Boston Mass....After being laid off from work last year, I found out I had Stage 2B Breast Cancer in November of 2011....Since then, I received 16 rounds of Chemo, then over this past summer (June) I had a left side mastectomy and currently I am on Day 21 out of 28 Radiation sessions.

I am also HER2 positive so I have to get Herceptin through my port every 3 weeks...

In about 6 months I will also undergo reconstruction surgery AND will have my right breast removed with reconstruction as well!

I am also Asian and in my culture, Breast Cancer is not really discussed and I would love for that to change and just spread intormation- I stumbled upon this site while looking up articles about the side effects of Radiation and thought it was so great I decided to sign up and join this great network of women!

I also have a blog about all my treatment / with pictures and videos about my progress:
http://btwuhavecancerjen.blogspot.com/

I also did the 3 day Komen walk a month after my surgery with one of my closest friends and it was a great way to get back to being myself both mentally and physically...

I've shy-ed away from joining any of the support groups but would love to meet more young survivors! :)

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