The Malignant Ginger

I'm Jojogingerhead, a 31 year old artist & musician based in Brighton (UK) satirically documenting the highs and lows of my secondary triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. Trying to see the light in a dark and scary situation without using the words fight, battle, journey or survivor.

Herceptin and my evil tattoo

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I’ve started having Hercpetin injections every 3 weeks for the next year. Herceptin is a fairly new drug that helps cancers like mine that are associated with a protein (HER2) that can stimulate the growth of cancer.


The injection feels like a wasp having a stinging party on my thigh (must be my karma for all the ones I’ve killed over the years). This lasts for 5-10 minutes whilst they slowly inject it and then I have an allergic reaction to the plaster they put on after! I find it ironic that they inject it just below my dodgy chinese symbol tattoo that I got when I was 15. It’s supposed to mean evil but I’ve never found out whether that’s actually true not, it probably means fish and chips or something…

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