Breast Cancer was not in my family history

In July of 2015 I went for my annual mammogram as I did each year with no thought of anything unusual happening. I left that day and they called me back in for a repeat on my right breast followed by an ultrasound. In my mind, I didn't think twice, as this had happen before only to find I had a cyst. Not this time...they did the repeat scan and ultrasound, and said it was suspicious and sent me right to the hospital for a biopsy. They said they would call me the next morning with the result, and when the phone rang that following morning I heard the words that anyone would dread that it was cancer. All I could think of was, are you sure?? I don't have any cancer history in my family at all, I exercise, eat very healthy, breast fed..did all the things that I thought would keep me exempt from ever getting it. I was diagnosed with Estrogen positive Ductal Invasive Carcinoma breast cancer stage 2 grade 2 at the age of 55. On Sept 30th of 2015 I had a lumpectomy, followed by 4 rounds of Chemo, last on on Dec 31st 2015 and lastly 4 weeks of radiation therapy that I finished on March 1st 2016. I lost my hair but it is growing back, and my body is beginning to heal. I am proud to say I am in remission and cancer free and kicked cancers butt! Please ladies, don't assume you are exempt! Get your mammograms! Here's to putting this behind me, onward and upward!
Marlborough, MA