Friday, November 06, 2015

Day 6: Jessica Steinberg, survivor. “Cancer picked the wrong bitch!”

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015
Day 6: Jessica Steinberg, survivor
“Cancer picked the wrong bitch!”
Twitter handle: @chemosabemomma

If you are out and about in the Portland area you might encounter this dynamic woman on the Portland State University campus where she is working towards a second masters degree, this time in Social Work. If you happen to be just South of town, chances are good you’ll bump into her while in single parent mode. Parenting two boys, 10 and 13 (who’d most likely describe mom as embarrassing as she is juggling 16 items, 4 of which she forgot to write down and may likely be forgotten. If you are anything like me, you see Jessica at Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University where she checks in with her much liked Medical Oncologist while waiting for her next cycle of of her ALK+ cancer controlling targeted therapy pills. Alectinib, slated for FDA approval, has been successfully managing her cancer burden since February 2014.

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