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Lynn’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Lynn's Story (Breast Cancer) My name is Lynn Nichols and I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in January of this year. They found two tumors on my right breast. After a MRI they found something suspicious on my left breast, I told them to take both breast. My right breast had stage 2 and my left breast had stage 0, good choice to take both. Three of my lymph nodes had cancer in them. I am a person that kept up with my mammograms, this was in the matter of a year. The big question was what caused it to grow this quick? My cancer was estrogen fed, it grew from birth control pills. Ladies if you take one thing from my story it would be this next part so please listen. I asked my GYN does birth control pills cause cancer, he told me no, which they don’t, but he did not tell me they can fuel cancer growth (I had been with him for over 20 years). Girls if it doesn’t sound right never be scared to get a second opinion.

I am still going through treatment, I am in radiation now. I try to stay strong and positive though. One thing is I have cancer, cancer doesn’t have me. I am a fighter with God on my side and Christ as my shield what more can you want. I’ve been lead to great doctors and have the great support of family and friends.

Half the battle is staying positive, this is not a death sentence. When I was starting to loose my hair I took control and had it shaved right away. I have six different hair pieces now, I figured I would have fun with it. I will donate most when my hair comes back. I have a t-shirt already for when my reconstruction is finished.

I was very blessed that I did not get sick with chemo. If anyone reads this that is not going through cancer remember if you ever hear those words you have cancer, it is not a death sentence. Also please take care of your health and never skip a mammogram.

I have cancer but I still laugh, love, and find joy. If you are reading this and going through cancer stay strong and remember attitude is half the battle.

Lynn
Maryland
Submitted 07/30/2013

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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