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Jill’s Story (Breast Cancer- Stage 1A IDC)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year, 2020. The tumor was found by mammogram. Thank God for those! I had surgery at the end of July. Thankfully the tumor was completely removed and the lymph nodes they removed tested negative. I was told I am HER2+ and ER+. At the end of this week, I will be having a port put in for chemotherapy, which I will be receiving starting next week for the next 12 weeks and Herceptin infusions every 3 weeks for a year.

I am getting very nervous for the upcoming chemo treatments. You see, my mom had passed away from breast cancer 12 years ago. Granted, she had stage 4 when she was diagnosed and medical technology and research has come a long way since then. I have a lot of support from family and friends and I am trying to be strong and positive that I will come out of this with flying colors. My journey may be just beginning, but I know it will have a positive outcome. Thank you for listening.

Submitted 08/16/2020

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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