On my 34th Birthday this year, I found a lump on the upper outer area of my breast that felt like a marble. I knew, “uh oh” that’s not supposed to be there. The next day I saw two doctors, one said it was cancer and that I need a mammogram and one doctor said they weren’t worried about it at all by the way it felt under my skin.
The Radiologist came right in as soon as the pictures were taken with the mammogram and told me I needed a biopsy immediately. The biopsy came back DCIS, but then I had a lumpectomy, and the DCIS turned into Stage II breast cancer because it was 30% invasive. Another surgery for node biopsy showed it was contained, but in the node. I am in the middle of 6 rounds of Chemo, will have #4 this Monday – (TCH) Chemo with Herceptian because I’m HER2/+ and er/pr+.
When Chemo finishes, I will do radiation every day for 6 1/2 weeks. The Chemo has been so difficult and I feel sick. Can’t wait to get through this treatment and have my regular life back.
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