Christine found that her love of exercise helped her through an intense cancer treatment plan.
I've always been a busy person. At the time of my breast cancer diagnosis, I was a mom of young kids, and I was also running my own graphic design business. When I received my diagnosis, I knew I had to be ready for what was ahead. My treatment plan was intense—it included several lumpectomies and a mastectomy, followed by nine rounds of strong chemo.
In hindsight, I wish I had started taking Neulasta® from the start of my chemotherapy treatment. I found out that because my kind of chemotherapy was strong, my white blood cell count could drop, which could lead to infection. Even though my husband works at Amgen, the manufacturer of Neulasta®, my doctor first told me about Neulasta® and prescribed it to me to help build up my white blood cell count.
Getting through chemotherapy took the support of my family and friends. My love of exercise also helped me get through my chemo. After my treatment wrapped up, I continued to exercise. Now, when my workouts are tough, I think back to my time during chemotherapy and say, "If I can do that, I can conquer anything!"