Notes From A Trip To Past/Present 017
Earlier this year, I was accepted to a 2-month ceramics residency at the John Bauer Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. I’d love community support in actualizing this opportunity. Learn more + give to help me get to the residency below.
My tumor was a Stage 1, Grade 2, T2N0, estrogen and progesterone positive, HER-2 negative invasive ductile carcinoma. It was about 2.2 centimeters long so not very small, but not large either. My tumor, like my life had found itself in the middle. Chemo was recommended because of something called an Oncotype DX score. After surgery, my oncologist had my tumor shipped to California where tests were run on its biology—pathways, proteins, activations, genes, and more. In the old days, my tumor would have been intermediate risk. But updated data in 2019 meant that I was not at an intermediate level of risk, the level of risk was high.