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Irris’s Story (Breast cancer)

Irris's Story (Breast Cancer) I had graduated from nursing school one and a half years before my diagnosis. I was a single parent to a set of twins and only 24 years old. My physician that I had previously seen said that the lump I found was due to caffeine usage. A year had past and then I started feeling pain that I couldn’t bear anymore. I went in and got the whole nine yards. In a couple of days I was getting a right breast mastectomy. It turns out that the cancer had spread to all of my lymph nodes and to the lobes of my lungs.

It was metastatic but currently I am in remission. I’m still going through my treatments and I’ve been doing that for almost four years every week. The doctor says I have to do this so that the cancer will not come back. I’m fine with that. I thank God that I’m here to encourage those who think that cancer is a life sentence. I thank God for my mama whose been there for every chemo day. I’m living amongst the living. That is a blessing in itself. 🙂

Irris
North Carolina
Submitted 07/24/2013

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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6 comments

  1. Felicia Shepard

    Neice I’m so glad u open up about ur breast cancer because I always wanted to know but didn’t know how to ask you because I didn’t know if that was something u wanted to talk about or express my feeling to you but now that u have open up I just want to say to you even though I don’t see u as much as I like u have inspire me to take my yearly breast exam and to love with all my might and on this day if I never told u b4 I’m telling u today I LOVE YOU !!!

    • Irris Burney

      Thanks Auntie!!!!! And I love you also. At first I didn’t like talking about it, but I figured if I could just help someone else out that may going through then I’ve done my job. But I want to do so much more and I will in Gods timing.

  2. Chaundra Wiggins

    Irris you are truly inspiring! Watching God work in your life is awesome!

    • Irris Burney

      Thanks Chandra!! I sure do miss you:)

  3. Chris Taylor

    You are an inspiration to all who hear your story. May God bless you and your family.

    • Irris Burney

      Thanks Doc!!!! I appreciate God for allowing me to find your facility. The approach is awesome. The treatments are worth it to haves I I may be here with my family!!!!! God is sooo good!!!Thanks for the support!!!!!!

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