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Becca’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Becca's Story (Breast Cancer)I have a slightly different story. I got connected to ‘Fight Like a Girl Club’ because I lost my daddy to cancer. It was last February and I was 39. As someone left behind because of cancer, I felt that I could benefit by reading stories and sharing with this site. I felt that those who live with it day after day need the encouragement too.

I thought that would be where my story would end, but I was wrong. This month (June 2012) I had my first ever mammogram and went into it only worried about how much my boob would be smashed…I had heard horror stories. Less then 24 hours later, I got a call from my doctor’s nurse telling me that MD Imaging had found an anomaly on my right breast and they wanted me to go back in for an immediate ultrasound. I got the call on a Friday and had to wait til Monday before they called me with an appointment. That was a hard weekend for my mom and myself.

So Monday comes…I get a call…and am scheduled for Tuesday morning. I got there and just tried to be my bubbly self through all that was happening. As we were going through the ultrasound, the tech girl was talkative and showing me things and even said ‘well I can’t see anything’. Then her brow furrowed and she stopped talking. Now I do believe that anyone laying where I was would become a bit worried. She got done with the ultrasound without saying much more. I am now thinking the worst. A few minutes later, the lady radiologist came in and started talking to me about what was found.

There appears to be a spot on the bottom of my right breast that just isn’t right. She told me that it is literally too soon to tell. She said we would need to do another mammogram and ultrasound in 6 months. Each month when I go into see my doctor, she has to check to make sure there are no drastic changes.

The radiologist said that if it is the big C word the outcome will be very good. She has never caught something this early and is in a positive mood about it all. So it could either be a little deformity in me or it could be something we have to deal with.

After losing my daddy, this whole thing is a bit much for my mom and I to deal with. But we know that my life and my right breast are in God’s hands.

I will keep you all updated as to what happens in the future.

Becca
California
Submitted 6-21-2012

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.

This story 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.

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One comment

  1. sorry Becca to hear how you must live with worry. As a breast cancer survivor to date & a strong cancer history I personally wouldn’t let anyone watch anything .it would be out of me already & I’d be sure or treating it early since early detection is why we are all on this site as survivors. At the least for me .I’d have a core biopsy …..I know each individually for everybody & why your doctor knows best but sometimes we’re out own best physicians….sending my prayers.

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