I was visiting my mom and dad for our family’s normal Sunday afternoon dinner on December 16th. I asked my mom to feel my breast. It was hard, inflamed, and blood was coming from the nipple. I went to the doctor the next day and they did a mammogram. The radiologist did a scan, and a sample was taken from the nipple.
The scans were within normal range, but the sample showed that I had abnormal cancer cells. A biopsy was done and they found that inflammatory breast cancer was evident. Mind you, it did not show up on the mammogram, so when tests were done after the holidays it was already a Stage IV. I have the rarest form of breast cancer there is.
I am very scared, but I have my family and the support of the doctors at MD Anderson Houston in Texas. I am only one week into chemo but feel like I can beat this inflammatory breast cancer. I will beat cancer soon!
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.