My Cancer Journey

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Ms. Courtney Seguin

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Achieved: $2,956.25

Thank you so very much for taking the time to read about my own personal experience fighting cancer and my inspiration for participating in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancer.

My cancer journey started on March 17th, 2011 when I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. One month prior to my diagnosis I had a precautionary biopsy done on a lump that I found in my left breast. My doctor asked me to come see him so we could discuss my results. I told him no, that I didn’t have time to go in to see him just for him to tell me that everything was fine. His response to me was “the results aren’t good”. He went on to tell me that I had invasive breast cancer and that it had spread from the original sight and that I needed to see a surgeon immediately. For the first time in my life I was speechless. I don’t think it’s possible to put into words the utter shock, confusion, fear and panic I felt by what he was telling me.

It’s hard to describe how I felt in days and weeks following my cancer diagnosis. Initially I felt like I was in a fog and absolutely nothing registered in my brain. It sounds silly but even the simplest and most routine tasks seemed impossible. I remember pulling up to a self-serve gas station one day shortly after my diagnosis and couldn’t figure out how to pump my own gas. Funny hey! I felt my absolute worst after meeting with the surgeon and he told me that I would require chemotherapy as part of my treatment. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and that I was going to lose my hair. Even the surgeon told me I had great hair and that he was so sorry I was going to lose it!

By the following day I had decided that I could not let myself feel like that again and that if fighting cancer was on my agenda then I was going to fight it with everything I had. And I did! I completed six rounds of chemotherapy, 20 rounds of radiation and 17 rounds of another lifesaving drug called Herceptin.

Since my diagnosis it seems I am hearing more and more about other women who have been diagnosed with some form of woman’s cancer. This is what prompted me to participate in this year’s Weekend to End Woman’s Cancer in Montreal with my best friend Dana. We have signed up for the two day 60km walk through Montreal. This is where I need your help! In order to participate in the walk I have to raise $2000. All proceeds go to research, treatment and prevention programs for breast and gynecological cancers at the Segal Cancer Centre in Montreal which is a leader in research and treatment of women’s cancers. The weekend is an opportunity to remember lives we have lost to breast or gynecologic cancer and also an opportunity to celebrate the lives that have been saved. This weekend is also an opportunity for me to thank all of my family, friends and complete strangers that supported me through my fight with cancer. I would so appreciate any donation so we can finally put an end to woman’s cancer!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Courtney xoxo

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