Xeni documented her diagnosis for all of us back in December and has been selfless in sharing her story as it unfolds, providing fora for discussion and understanding for the 230,000 women and 2,100 men diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year (and that’s in the US alone).
We struck up a friendship a couple of weeks ago when she tweeted in as I was live-streaming an interview I did with Dr. Mansukh Wani, co-discoverer of the anticancer drug Taxol (paclitaxel). She reported that Taxol was brutally tough on her body but it had shrunk her tumor. Nevertheless, she’d have to undergo surgery.
Love to her, her Mom, family, and all of her friends.
Update: Here’s a tweet and photo of Xeni flashing the victory sign after surgery.
Update (13 June): Looking fabulous in a photo 24 hr post-surgery.
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