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Tiffanie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Tiffanie's Story (Breast Cancer)At the age of 26 you never think that breast cancer could ever apply to you. But it happened. It happened to me! A pain in my arm that continued to get worse forced me to go to the ER. An X-Ray showed a tumor in my arm. The doctors gave me a 50% chance of having cancer. More tests were ordered and the scans showed a spot in my breast. Soon after a biopsy was performed my worst nightmare was confirmed, I had breast cancer.

But what about my arm? Could that mean the breast cancer had metastasized? A very painful bone biopsy was performed and I heard the scariest words of my life, “You have stage 4 breast cancer.”  How could this be? Why me? So many questions ran through my mind. I had a one year old, a career, and a loving boyfriend. I had to fight!

Surgery was performed to stabilize the bone in my arm and 25 rounds of radiation were performed. Eight rounds of chemotherapy, a lumpectomy, hair loss, depression, and uncertainty all made their way into my life. But prayer is a powerful tool! Today I show no evidence of disease in my body. I am a wife, a mother, and I am happy. I have a great family, amazing friends, and support from great people all over the world. I receive scans every three months. But I won’t give up. I’ll continue to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

Tiffanie
North Carolina
Submitted 08/28/2013

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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13 comments

  1. Yay. God is good.

  2. Everytime I think about what God has done in your life I can’t help but smile and think how awesome our God is!!! He not only healed you, but gave you the strength to FIGHT. You are one of the greatest inspirations in my life and I’m certain others will have the strength to fight because they see through you that they can fight AND WIN. I LOVE YOU!!! We will always keep fighting!!

  3. Love you too lil sis Nickie. With God all things are positive. Support takes a person so far!!

  4. I know God is an complete healer. God healed my mom of cervical cancer and yes she went through changes and I did as well but I was right by her side every time. I know what prayer can do. I have enjoyed reading your story and you look amazing. Keep smiling and know whom you serve. God can do anything but fail so you continue to be blessed in The Lord and I know no one can tell your story the way you can. Be blessed.

  5. Tiffanie, you are an amazing inspiration to everyone who read your posts. I couldn’t believe it when you first shared your news. But prayers went up and blessings came down. Continue to be a great inspiration, wife, friend, supporter and mother. You GO GIRL!!

  6. Thank you ALL so much!! Hugs & Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. you have been a woman of inspiration ever since I met you before that precious lil boy was born! I feel honored to know you and to have cared for you!! You Rock Tiffanie!

  8. Kimberly P. Sanderlin

    Tiffanie,

    You continue to be an inspiration for WOMEN and MEN… in your community and beyond! Thanks for sharing your story!

    Love you!

    Kimberly P. Sanderlin- 252 Sister/Soror

  9. I’m still here!! God is soooo good!!! My son is 6 and loves school. Reflecting this morning brought me to tears. God is a healer.

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