Dear Friends and Family,
I found out that had breast cancer by chance and the grace of God. I was at home sick for over a week. My family told me to make an appointment with my doctor. So in the morning I called Kaiser. While I was getting dressed I remembered to do a self breast examination. My left breast was fine but my right breast had a lump. I asked my doctor about setting up additional appointment for mammogram and when this happened they went full charge ahead.
About three weeks later, it was confirmed that I did have breast cancer. But it was not the same breast cancer that killed my mother. My mother had stage 4 B that included all her lump nodes. I was diagnosed with stage II B breast cancer that was invasive in the milk ducts. It is not in the lump-nodes, skin or chest wall. They stated that I caught it early. But they are recommending a strong course of treatment. I have 8 rounds of chemo and about 30 days of radiation that I still need to do. I asked for a double mastectomy because I do not want to go thought this again. I was told that I have reduced my chances but nothing is guaranteed when dealing with cancer.
I'm going for genetic counseling to check to see if I have genes for other cancers. I want every one to know that I can feel your love and support every day. I'm so blessed with all the love around me that I cry sometimes thinking about it.