Oh what a year, but thankful for another one! I want to share my story and let others know why my family and I decided to walk in the Komen North Texas Race for the Cure. In August 2017, in the midst of our hectic schedules, preparing to move our son back to The University of Arkansas and getting our daughter ready for her Senior year, I found a large lump in my left breast. A couple of days later, I called my ob/gyn, she sent me over for a diagnostic mammogram, to rule out any problems. I had my mammogram and then was ushered back and forth between another mammogram and a couple of ultrasounds, and then finally saw the radiologist. Everyone at the doctor’s, while very nice, seemed to be focused on my right breast… MMMMM, I thought to myself, I’m here for an uncomfortable lump in my Left breast. The radiologist, finally explained she didn’t particularly like the microcalcifications she saw on the right side and requested I come back for a biopsy the following week. Two days later, I got the call and was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, that was ER/PR positive (fed by estrogen and progesterone).
In October I had a bilateral mastectomy with latissimus dorsi reconstruction. My second surgery was a reconstruction surgery in February. We caught my cancer very early and both tumors were small and completely contained (non-invasive)! If I must have cancer, this is the “Best Kind” of cancer to have, my prognosis is excellent!
I want to share my story to encourage women to get mammograms! Be your own advocate. If something doesn’t feel right, get it checked out. Don’t be afraid to go to the Dr. I have been blessed with amazing surgeons, nurses, family and friends who have walked every step of the way on this journey I would never have chosen.
By walking in and fundraising for the Susan G. Komen North Texas Race for the Cure, my family and I will be helping to raise money for breast health/cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. You can help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer, too, by joining us at the Race for the Cure at The Star in Frisco on May 19th. Registration is open at komennorthtexas.org.
Additionally, if you need help finding low- or no-cost breast health services like mammograms because you have little or no insurance, call Komen North Texas. They can help you get access to life-saving breast health services. Call or email them at 972-378-4808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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