In May of 2010, I was 52 years old. I had always gotten my annual mammogram. One morning as I awoke I felt a prompting from the Lord to touch my left breast. As I did so, I felt a large hard lump. I don’t know how I knew it, but I immediately knew it was cancer. The next day I made an appointment with my Gyn doctor. She tried a needle biopsy. This was not successful so, she scheduled a visit with a surgeon. With an ultrasound guided core biopsy he was able to get the sample. He told me he was sure this was cancer, and gave me my option’s for treatment.
I didn’t have to think much as there was a strong family history of cancer. I chose a mastectomy. After surgery I was informed I would need chemo and radiation as the type of cancer was triple negative stage 2, high grade. I did almost 9 months of treatment, and today I am cancer free! I credit my family and my strong faith in Jesus Christ for getting me through the worst time in my life. If it wasn’t for all the support I would have given up. Today, I am now supporting my mother who was diagnosed with multiple melanoma last year. I come from a family of fighters, and we will win!
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