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Heather’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Heather's Story (Breast Cancer)I was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 4, 2013.  My husband and I found a lump in 2013. But because I didn’t have insurance I had to keep a close watch on the lump.  In December, I was able to get on insurance and have the lump checked.  After explaining to my doctor that the lump hadn’t gotten any bigger, there was no pain, and that I didn’t have any history on either side of my family, he had me get an ultrasound.

The ultrasound showed the lump. When it was read the technician was told to give me a mammogram that same day.  I went through a lumpectomy that came back positive.  I was recommended to a specialist who in turn did another lumpectomy in hopes to get a negative margins around the remaining cancer.

When the results came back I was told that there were still positive margins. I would have to undergo a mastectomy, then chemo, and then radiation.  At 36 and having undergone two lumpectomies, and a mastectomy, I have fought to stay strong.  I have finished my chemo, having only to have four cycles. I am on the way to having my radiation.  In a couple of months I will be able to say that I have beat cancer.

Heather
Submitted 6-18-2013

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. Heather – I am going through the same journey as you. Diagnosed in December, total of 16 chemo treatments and now I am on day 11 of radiation. Continue to Fight and we will both say very soon “We beat the hell out of cancer”‘. Take care and continue to Fight Like A Girl!

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