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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 !!!

    • 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!

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

    • 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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