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Liz’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Liz's Story (Breast Cancer) LRI was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on May 28, 2010 at the age of 48 after finding my lump as I was boxing at WII’s Gold’s gym. Who would have thought a game would have saved my life.  As I was boxing I felt something “pop” and, to make a long story short, the doctors think that when I did an uppercut a cyst popped & the tumor was under the cyst.

I had a lumpectomy, Chemo, & 33 rads and, as of right now, am Cancer free. If it wasn’t for my family, especially my NEW husband (just got married last week) not sure how I would have gotten through my year of hell! But I did and am now enjoying life to the fullest!

New Jersey
Submitted 9-3-11

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. Christine Spearman

    So happy for you! Family & Friends become your strength your soul to survive your love for life•the power of prayer all the makings of a “Warrior” Keeping you in my prayers and may thy be forever blessed

  2. Spirit

    I find all you Ladies to be an inspiration! May you always be Free!

  3. Geri Lyn Cross

    It’s amazing the strength that comes from finding the lump yourself (and not through a random test). I found a lump and was told it was just a cyst. It didn’t go away and was ultimately I too, was 48 when I the biopsy came back as breast cancer. I named it Lucy, started chemo, had a double mammo and then 5 weeks of radiation with reconstruction (hopefully) complete! My warrior status was elevated by the fact that I was a student of the Korean Martial Art of Kumdo and not only was I fighting breast cancer–I had a sword with me most days…and wasn’t afraid to use it! Currently a red belt and my son just received his black belt. My training has been delayed by recon surgery but I was with him in spirit while he tested alone for his black belt!

  4. Christine Spearman

    Jus checking in say Hi how u doin Hope all is well w everyone sending love&hugs as always keeping all in my prayers pls gv s/o let me know u my friends r ok Xoxo

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