Originally written on: June 25, 2014 on Facebook
I have some very bad news: I have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have a large aggressive tumor that is hormone based which is why it is so large and grows so quickly. Fortunately, my type of cancer responds verywell to the drug Herceptin which shrinks the tumor to a very small size. I begin chemotherapy on July 1st ; I will receive 6 treatments, 3 weeks apart. In November; I will undergo surgery which will be followed by radiation. If all goes well, I may be able to return to NYC in January or February.
I am fortunate to have two world class doctors directing my treatment at the Hoffberger Breast Center in Mercy Hospital in Baltimore. They are optimistic about my prognosis. They have encouraged me to continue dancing in Maryland in between treatments.