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I have a yearly mammogram. Last year I was recalled. Something was amiss. Another mammogram and sonagram confirmed that I had stage one in situ carcinoma. It was the size of half a pencil dot. How the radialogist found it was amazing! MRI showed two more preinvasive tiny dots. Had surgery, six weeks of radiation, no chemo, am on an estrogen ihibitor now. It's been one year and I am cancer free. My chances of recurrence are very small, almost null. I had no lump. My cancer could not be seen or felt. A mammogram and an eagle eye radiologist saved me pain, suffering, and most of all, my life.
I was diagnosed in December of 2012 with Stage 1 breast cancer after having a stereotactic biopsy and a ultrasound biopsy. .I had to have a lumpectomy on December 26, 2012. My tumor was a size of a .5mm pencil lead. After I had surgery and they sent my tumor off, it came back that it was stage 0. So that was even better, and it was an answered prayer. I had 21 days of radiation treatments. I had so many people praying for me, I am so blessed to have so many friends,church family and family that has been my support system. They are still a great support system,. My husband has been right beside me through it all.I am so thankful for my husband, He is my soul mate, and is always there for me. Just like God is always there for me, I am so thankful for my girls too. They are a gift from God! I am so blessed! I praise God for finding my breast cancer in such an early stage. I am so thankful that I had my mammogram. It was detected by the mammogram. The doctor said that if I hadn't had the mammogram that the tumor would have not been felt for probably 2 years,. I thank God everyday for it being detected so early, . Now I am on the road to healing, I had my last radiation treatment on February 27,2013.
I would like to encourage every to have that mammogram, it can save your life! If you are going through breast cancer, stay strong, stay POSITIVE!! You can do this and get through it ! It is ok to feel like crying,if you feel like it , do it. Talk about it! Talk to someone that has went through it. They can help you with what you are feeling, and be a good listener. They will also be able to help you with the fear of the unknown! REMEMBER STAY POSITIVE!!!!!!! GOD IS GOOD ALL OF THE TIME!!!! ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!!!!
Cancer had hit me hard. In 1998 my husband was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, and we lost him 4 short months later. So imagine my state when I found a lump one day while taking a shower. I knew the minute I found it. It's kinda like that. The mammogram and US confirmed my fears, and the biopsy showed a stage 2 invasive ductal cancer.
I opted for a double mastectomy, mostly because I also have moderate generalized anxiety disorder, and I knew I would never rest well unless I had both breasts removed. I had a wonderful surgeon who was quite thorough. I had two lymph nodes affected so 18 were removed. At the time I was 64 years old, with a history of other conditions, and the doctors and I determined that chemotherapy would probably do more harm than good. So I was put on an estrogen inhibitor because my tumor was estrogen positive.
I turned to macrobiotic diet, meditation and accupuncture to keep my body well and my mind and spirit calm. After 5-1/2 years I have no recurrence and feel secure that I am cancer free. I have never regretted any of my choices. A strong and healthy mind and spirit is essential to beating this dreadful disease. And eating in the healthiest way possible.
I am a single mother of three beautiful children. In January I found a lump in my left breast. Even though I'm only 33 I have a high risk of breast cancer in my family. I was fortunate enough to find a place that funds mammograms and any tests needed cause I did not have insurance. I found out that it was Stage 3 Invasive Intraductal Carcinoma. I will be having a double mastectomy on March 21, 2013, with reconstruction later, and chemo. I know I will win this fight. I must for these kids cause I will see them all grow up and get married. One of the best things I did was start a page on facebook called "The "Wende" In My Life" where my friends and family can send me well wishes and see my progress. Feel free to like the page also if you are interested. I would love to be able to help others with their fight!!
Up until now, my HEROES in this life have always been my GrandMothers'...that has all changed...I have a NEW HERO, a young 22yr old PHENOM...
...her name is Vivian Rae & she is my youngest child...
Earlier this month, Vivian Rae was diagnosed with Intermediate-StageII Ductal Breast Cancer...DCIS
Today, the last day of this 1st month in this NewYear, Vivian underwent a BiLateral Mastectomy (both breasts removed), she still faces 6 months of Chemotherapy as well as reconstructive surgery. She is the BRAVEST WOMAN I know & I want to be just like her when I grow-up...an INCREDIBLY AWESOME Daughter, Sister, Wife & Mother...I'm so totally blessed to have her in my life.
(its been a looong day...to be continued)
I was diagnosed in December 2012 will Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer.......so far, I have had 6 of 8 chemotherapy treatments.....only 2 more to go!!!!!!!
That will be followed by a mastectomy, radiation therapy and then finally reconstruction......i am 52 years old with NO FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER!!
I am still working.......and would go crazy with boredom if I wasnt!!! I know I am going to win this fight, as I already am winning it!!!
I keep a very positive attitude and allow no negativity around me!!!!!! The worst part so far, was telling my 4 (grown) children and yes, losing my hair!!! I cant wait to see how it grows back in!!!!!!
Ladies.........do your own monthly checks of your breasts..........PLEASE.......and make sure you GO TO THE DOCTOR IF YOU FIND ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS~~~ and have those mammograms..........THEY COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!
" Forget fighting like a girl, FIGHT LIKE A NINJA" !!!!
had breast cancer in 2007. Had 8 sessions of chemo, lumpectomy and radiotherapy. Now have yearly mammograms. If anyone is going through the same thing, it's not as bad as you think. The worst bit was losing my hair and telling my kids. You can beat it.
I click almost every day for needy women to have free mammograms.
2012 was a very bad year for me, found a lump under my arm in January, had test after test, biopsy and the result....BREAST CANCER.
I went through surgery in July 2012 and 20 treatments of radiation in October. In december my doctor prescribed Tamoxifen, had to quit
because I had side effects.I was prescribed Arimidex in February 2013, again with side effects. I want to believe in better days, I fight with myself to be positive, sometimes I fail, and sometimes I win.I have my family to support me and a few good friends when I need them.
I live day by day and wish that the worst is behind me.
I pray for all the women that are fighting the same battle, DON'T QUIT. There are better days ahead.
I have been clicking from Australia for mammograms for many years now - back when it first started! I rarely ever miss a day of clicking!! I wanted to help women get their mammograms! Six years ago it was a Mammogram that saved my life!! My tumor could not be felt so on physical examination was undetected. It was attaching itself from the left breast to the breastbone. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 3 Invasive Breast Cancer. I had a Lumpectomy, Lymph Nodes removal, I delined Chemo as in my particular case the survival rate difference between having it or not was non-existant- but I did have 36 treatments of Radiation followed by 5 years of Tamoxifen. I am doing well. A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with Cancer again - unrelated Malignant Melanoma for the second time - I have had two surgeries so far this year! Hopefully I am once again CANCER FREE! Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who supports me, two beautiful daughters and seven gorgeous grandkids. Life is GOOD. My advice is to keep a positive attitude and try to keep smiling - keep having your Mammograms and you will hopeully win that battle too!
She began to notice lumps under her arm and around her breast. Her Mammogram results were negative! Her symptoms only got worse. She was now battling stage-four Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She passed on at the young age of forty-six, leaving behind four young children. Eight years ago -- she was my mom!
She never gave up on herself or on any of us. This is why we will not stop until there is "that day" that no woman will have to hear that they too have Breast Cancer. My mother was an inspiration to me. She taught me to be who you are and not worry about what others think of you. She walked around without being ashamed of herself for having Breast Cancer. She would say that her left side was her 'feminine side' while she waved her arm in air as she wiggled her fingers and that her right side was her 'masculine side' as she flexed her bicep. This started after she had a mastectomy of her right breast. Stories like this are what kept her strong and helped others who knew remain strong for her too.
Throughout her battle, she remained positive; although, she was not able to overcome this rare aggressive form of Breast Cancer known as Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). She did however; leave behind some huge wings to fulfill. To this day I will always remember her smiling face and motivation to keep going. In her memory we walk each year as a team "Diana's Angels" because she is the "Wind Beneath Our Wings".