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Mildred’s Story (Triple Negative Breast Cancer)

mildreds-story-breast-cancerOn February 27, 2019, I was sitting in my surgeon’s office when he walked in and said it wasn’t good news. I felt like this isn’t happening with being 35 and not having history of cancer. I have two teenage daughters how am I supposed  to tell them?

I had a right radical mastectomy on March 26th. I finally was healed enough on May 6th to see my oncologist; he wasn’t happy I had surgery first. Then May 14th I had my port put in and started chemo May 20th. I had scans on 16th and 17th and received my stage 3 diagnosis with the cancer found in only one lymph node.

I had 4 AC then 12 weeks of Taxol/ Carboplatin. Then had the one lymph node taken out in November, came back completely pathological response. Praise God. I started radiation on January 7th, I had 24 rounds and finished treatment on Valentine’s Day. I’m doing good; going to see my oncologist every 3 months.

West Virginia
Submitted 06/06/2020

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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  1. Marge

    I was 39. No history here either. I guess we’re survivors!

  2. Carolyn White

    I had tumor removed from left breast and lymnode removed from under left arm stage T1 had radiation treatments after surgery then had to have parathyroid removed no cancer just enlarged also had cyst removed from back of neck and head no cancer thank God for his healing power

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