In November 2007, doctors diagnosed Jane with stage 3 breast cancer. She has gone through a lumpectomy, weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, and a double mastectomy. Now Jane shares her bill of health.
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Jane: I’m cancer free so Female: When did you get that? Jane: Well, basically that was after the mastectomies and because all the pathology was clear on that. And there really haven't been any other markers or any other test done that would quantify that since I've had the surgery, but you take the surgery and then more chemotherapy on top of that and radiation therapy on top of that and radiation therapy on top of that. And there would be really a slim chance than anything would be, growing now, so— Do you think about the possibility of recurrence? Well, I think that the possibility reoccurrence are always in the back of your mind but I’m pretty sure that it's not going to be me. Like one of the things that my oncologist and I discussed was when I had the second surgery, I had a port-a-cath placed and it's just like a permanent catheter that goes into the vessels of your heart and just lies under you skin. And so whenever they would give my chemo, they could access it from the port here. And if you feel, you can feel there's kind of a hard bump there and when you palpate that with your fingers you can feel there are 3 raised dots in the center and that’s where they insert the needle. My port-a-cath is fairly deep under the skin so they always had to use an inch and a half needle to access it and I always—it was a little positional, and so I've had to turn on my side and I almost be on my head to have them access it. But anyway, it's nice because that way they're—[Audio Cut]

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