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Melissa P. View Drop Down
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    Posted: Jun 27 2014 at 12:35pm

Tanya Russell was part of our online TNBC support group, and we met briefly while attending the Young Survival Coalition (C4YW) Conference 2014 in Orlando this past February. We talked for a few minutes at the hotel's pool, it was a short visit but was happy to meet her. Sadly, Tanya passed on May 23, 2014.  Rest peacefully sweet sister, we'll continue the fight from here. 

Diagnosed August 2011 - TNBC, Stage 2b. BRCA negative. Chemo AC+T 

Recurrence May 2013 - Stage 4 with mets to bone marrow.  

September 2013 - Metastatic disease- Progression while on Abraxane and Xeloda, mets to liver. Starting Eribulin. December 2013 - On Elirubin and it worked, the tumors are gone from the liver. I know that at least a couple of months before passing, the cancer has spread to her brain.

Tanya Tigra Russell, age 42
Diagnosed August 2011
Recurrence May 2013
Departed May 23, 2014

"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
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Dear Melissa,
So sad to see yet another sister lost to this horrible disease.
I send all my Sympathy to her family and friends. Thank you for sharing Tanya with us. May she rest in eternal peace.

God Bless,
Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2018-12 yrs NED
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