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Cathy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Cathy's Story Breast CancerA routine mammogram saved my life. I was called back for a second one in April 2012. After an ultrasound and 2 biopsies, we were given the news that I had Stage 2a breast cancer.

Being adopted, I really don’t have a family history, but it still came as a complete shock. The tumor was deep in the chest wall. I would have never have found it until it was probably too late.

I started chemo in July, finishing around November, followed by radiation. I was so fortunate that I had a huge network of support from my family, friends, church and work. I could have never have gotten through this without them, my faith and prayer. My “chemo posse,” as my sister called it, consisted of my husband, Mom and sister. They were with me for every single infusion.

I am going on three years now and doing very well. A few side effects still linger, but that is a given. Blessings to all out there that are fighting this fight. Just remember, you are never alone.

Cathy
North Carolina
Submitted 10/22/2015

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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  1. You sound like a very strong lady. I am so glad that you had a great support system.

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