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Devon’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi, I’m Devon. I’m 38 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer , er+, Pr+ and her2+, in April 2018. I found my lump myself after experiencing pain on my left side on April 6.

I was sent for my first mammogram and an ultra sound on April 13. I knew as soon as they told me it was a solid mass and it wasn’t a cyst that something was wrong.

It’s hard to explain but when I was praying about it I felt like my prayers were hitting the ceiling and not getting there. I have two daughters and I wasn’t ready to leave them!

Sure enough it was something bad.

After I was diagnosed I prayed for anything but chemo. I was originally told I would have surgery and radiation but after my biopsy and the diagnosis I was told I would have chemo. I was broken. I didn’t want to live if I had to do chemo.

After a lot of tears and prayers, not only did I get through chemo, but I’ve also had my lumpectomy and three lymph nodes taken. I am currently waiting to start radiation in October. All of the pathology from my surgery came back negative!

It’s seems like so many people are being diagnosed with breast cancer lately. I’m here to help anyone with any questions or just lend an ear. This is a scary, tough journey, but you can do it. #fightlikeagirl

Devon
Georgia
Submitted 09/24/2018

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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4 comments

  1. My daughter ‘s fight is my fight. Love you sweets!

  2. I too am a cancer survivor and I was terrified of chemo. It sucked, just like I thought. I made it through. Prayers and warm wishes to you and your family.

  3. Thank you for sharing! God bless you richly during this trial in your life!

  4. What a story, Devon! You are amazing! I just had breast cancer surgery on 12/31/18 and I had 7 lymph nodes removed and only one had two cancer cells inside. I am waiting for test results and to see what therapies I face next. When I was first diagnosed on 10/12/18 I was told I would not need chemo or radiation, but I am hoping that is still true. This is definitely a scary journey!

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