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Sharon’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Sharon's Story (Breast Cancer) LRYep, yep… Here it is. I was always an attention-getter but not like this ;).  I was 38 years old when I was diagnosed.  I had no family history and was very healthy. I was a professional dancer… No, not THAT kind…sorry…keeping it light.  We were rehearsing a dance number, and one of my fellow dancers elbowed me by mistake. It REALLY hurt. I went home that night and it still hurt.  Hmmmm…felt a lump. Eh.. can’t hurt to see a doctor.

Her exact words…”I wouldn’t lose sleep over it. Cancer doesn’t hurt. If it is cancer, it is probably advanced stage”.  I had a mammogram and biopsy.  Yep, Cancer.  PS…never saw that doctor again;).

On April 23rd, 2007, I had a bilateral mastectomy at the age of 38 which changed my life for sure, for the good.  I will never be the same again.  I will never be negative, ungrateful, unhappy…not on purpose, anyway. This comes with a downside too. Bottom line, be proactive ladies and gents.

I would love to share my homage to my journey!! A beautiful tattoo that was designed for me by an amazing lady, Shannon Brown.  This is not a sad reminder, but a reminder that on April 23rd, 2007, cancer took flight on beautiful butterflies wings,  NEVER to return.

Peace, Love , and Sunshine all 🙂

Sharon
Pennsylvania
Submitted 4-26-13

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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One comment

  1. Bravo Sharon, I too am a survivor – had a couple of Dr’s blow off a notable lump on my upper chest wall. Was diagnosed by way of a small lump in my other breast. So, when I met with the surgeon I asked him about checking out the one on my chest wall. It too was cancer. After bilateral mastectomy the biopsies showed 3 kinds of cancer.
    This Dr. you went to first should be notified how wrong he was and he should be reported. Very bad attitude and I wouldn’t want any one else to be a receiver of his lacking bedside manor.

    God Bless you and yours.

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