Breast Cancer DIY

...created by women with breast cancer, for women and men with breast cancer!

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Our Mission Statement

Breast Cancer DIY was created by women with Breast Cancer, to empower, support, and provide information to all breast cancer survivors, regardless of gender or ethnic background.


Our mission is to compassionately support and serve those newly diagnosed, as well as those in treatment for breast cancer, their families, friends, and caregivers.


We strive to provide the best breast cancer information resources available to survivors, through their journey from diagnosis – treatment – and beyond.

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April 2023 we will be 14 years old

Thank you all for making our website your source of information,
we hope you have found answers and comfort in our ongoing effort to be there for you through your treatments and when treatment ends and the rest of your life begins.

About Me...Our Founder

Welcome to my website- I'm Marion and this is my new "fur baby" Buzzy
My 2 dogs in the previous picture both went over the Rainbow Bridge in January 2020 and it took me 14 months to adopt this little sweetheart to keep me company.

On August 28, 2022  I celebrated my 22st year of survivorship from 3 types of breast cancer (all stage 3) with lymph node involvement - just 2 months after a "clean" mammogram!.  I was the facilitator for our local Breast Cancer Group (So. CA) for about 2 years, and then decided to do more one-on-one counseling of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, referred to me by my surgeon, oncologist, and friends.  Now, because you found us,  you are all going to be my friends, too! 


This website was a dream of mine - it serves to fulfill a promise I made to God that for every day I survived, I would do my best to make a difference in someone's life ,  I'm  so glad you are here.  Please know that no questions are too stupid, no feelings that you are experiencing are new to this fight we all are waging.  I look forward to talking to each of you, and doing what I can to help you through your journey with surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and all the rest, plus getting on with your life when treatments end and the rest of your life begins! 

Best wishes to all of you, my "boob sisters" and "boob brothers" (we can't forget the men who also have breast cancer, although they are in the minority of about 1% - they need our support, too).


I hope you benefit from the information and many links provided here.  These have helped me, and I hope they help you, too. So if you have a certain link or information you'd like to share, please contact us and we will try to include it here for others to see and learn from.  Thank you for visiting, please become a member, it's free, we keep all information confidential


If you want to contact me personally - you can e-mail me at :

I am glad to help you thru those rough spots!


 "The purpose of life is not to be happy.
It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate,
to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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We are always here for you ----

We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charity

This website is maintained by volunteers  who devote their time to  it's community service projects out of their love for all breast cancer patients.  

Our Sponsor Angels &  Major Contributors

We would like to introduce you to our " Angels" who make possible our ongoing mission to educate others about Breast Cancer via this website:  Marion is especially proud because they are all her wonderful doctors!

James Tsai, MD     
 Assistant Professor, Medicine, School of Medicine
 (Dr. Tsai is Marion's Doctor)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology
(July 2006)
Loma Linda University Shcool of Medicine
President, Hematorlogy-Medical Oncology Practice (December 2004)
Southland Hematology-Oncology Medical Group, Inc
Hemet, CA
Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology (July 2001 - June 2004)
Brown University School of Medicine
Providence, Rhode Island
Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (July 1998 - June 2001)
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey
Internship inInternal Medicine and Pediatrics (July 1997 - June 1998)
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey

 Tommy Dinh, MD, FACS

(Dr. Dinh was Marion's Surgeon)
Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons



 UC Davis- East Bay, Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine
Cal State Northridge
UC Davis - East Bay. PGY I-V, General Surgery Internship/Residency
Board Certified in General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
California Medical License
California DEA, ACLS, certified in Ultrasound Skills
Fluoroscopy Supervisor License

Active Staff at Kaiser Permanente - Riverside, CA-


Shams Iqbal, M.D, M.S.
(Marion's expert in Immune System Problems)
Asthma & Allergy Medical Group
Murrieta, Riverside, Corona - California

Dr. Iqbal graduated from Dow Medical College in 1985.
He received his masters in Microbiology and Immunology from
Louisiana State University, completed a two-year fellowship in Allergy,
Asthma, and Clinical Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Breast Cancer DIY is internationally recognized,
and is visited by many people from countries around the world
where our Sisters and brothers-in-Breast Cancer live.

We sincerely hope you, your family, and your friends,
will find the information you need to help you on
your journey through breast cancer.

Breast Cancer DIY Team
Hemet, California USA
Internationally Known!

On Line  - since April  2008
Now in over 99 Countries!!







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