Bad Right Breast

I've Always Hated My Right Breast!

about January 26, 2012

I was 36 years old when I felt my lump in my right breast. I had a detailed mammogram, which showed ‘suspicious’ images. I underwent 4 biopsies, three in my breast and one in my armpit (axilla). Two in breasts and the armpit came back positive, the latter automatically meant chemotherapy treatment. My breast surgeon recommended a single mastectomy, but prior to that I would have scans and genetic testing to see if there was cancer anywhere else in my body. Even though my tests all proved negative, I had already opted for a double mastectomy. At the time, my twin girls were three, and I couldn’t imagine going through any of this ever again. After the surgery, the pathology reports stated that I had 15 tumors in my right breast, and of the 24 lymph nodes removed 8 of them were cancerous. My cancer was diagnosed as Stage 3B, and I caught it at the earliest possible time before it spread throughout my entire body. I then underwent 4.5 months of chemotherapy, and 6 weeks of radiation. I lost my hair, everywhere. I continued to bike and work throughout all of my treatment. 10 months later I was cancer fee. This blog is my story. I hope it helps you as it has helped me.


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