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Jessica N

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Hi! My name is Jessica. I’m 23 years old and was diagnosed in June 2021 with stage 4 breast cancer. I had just graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara and moved into a new house in Santa Barbara. By the time I was diagnosed it had spread to both breasts with metastases in the liver. My first oncologist sent me straight onto a palliative care route. I decided to seek treatment elsewhere, so after battling with insurance and buying my own I began treatment at City of Hope. I am now on as curative a path as possible for an incurable disease. I have had six rounds of TCHP and two of THP. I will have three more THP rounds before hopefully being on only the maintenance drugs for as long as this first line of treatment will take me. I have a PET scan in February and then we will determine the plan from there. As of right now, the plan is to move me down to maintenance drugs and see how I do over the course of a year to eighteen months. Currently, radiation and surgery are off of the table.


Jessica’s LifeList:

  1. Meet Dylan O’Brien

  2. Segerstrom season tickets

  3. Elton John at Dodgers Stadium tickets

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