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February 13, 2010


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Bena you are beautiful inside and out! I am so proud of you. Your strength, determination, honesty, and humor are inspiring. You are one of the most amazing people in the world Bena. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures. You will help many going through tough times. You are incredible.

Bena Roberts

Mona, my darling cousin. You are also incredible with your 3 lovely children and being a guru gyno doctor! I am glad you like the blog. Bena

Harshi Gill

Hi Bena:

I'm a friend of Kumari's; I met you at Celeena's wedding. I admire your guts and courage in talking so candidly about your (awful) experiences. I watched my husband go through chemo, but I can't begin to imagine what you must be going through.

I just want you to know that there are many people praying for you. All I can say is try and stay positive through this ordeal. Easier said than done, but they say positive energy can perform miracles.

With my heartfelt blessings and prayers. Harshi Gill

bena roberts

Thanks so much Harshi - I remember you from Celeenas lovely wedding.


I am going thru my second round of chemo - found your feed by accident looking for ideas of what to drink that won't taste gross. Your honesty validates the complex layers of misery that is cancer and chemo. Damn stuff sucks, sucks, sucks and then sucks some more when you don't think it can get any worse! Somehow your honesty makes it easier. Thank you. JR

Bena Roberts

HI JR. I hear you on how horrible it is - I am going to write about juice soon and that has really helped me with the taste in my mouth. Good luck Bena

vandana malhotra

Dear Bena, this is Vandana from greenford days, me and my family are heartbroken to hear this news, we pray to god to give you strength and healing. I have just come to know from a healer friend of mine that there is a herbal remedy caleed " ESSIAC " for health problems, I checked a site is says it can cure cancer? I don't know but worth a try, please please see ring them they are in ireland, the number is 01239654458, please call them & get this stuff, i hope it can help you & others in some way. This herbal cure orginated from canada. There is another site I have put the link below, Our love to you and your family. Vandana & family X


Patricia Janda

Bena, you are one smart and classy lady and although you may think chemo has changed your style, it has not! Your beauty continues to outshine that dreaded disease and our group couldn't do without you! The love, care and information you share with us is so appreciated!!❤️❤️

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    Being diagnosed with Metaplastic Breast Cancer is devastating. I thought it was a death sentence. It wasn't. Having metaplastic breast cancer is tough. Chemo is horrible and my hair didn't come back after chemo - but that is the worst that happened. I have survived for 8 years after my diagnosis. If you move quickly and have the cancer removed you can live too. The usual chemo regime is FEC-D for this cancer. Some women have CMF or CMX but FEC-D is common. Some women have chemo first and others have surgery first. I had surgery first and found it suited me. But talk to your oncologists and think about what suits you. Please read back through my metaplastic breast cancer blog and ask questions. This is tough but you can do it!

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