You never think it can happen to you, then all of a sudden it happens. I have been cancer free almost five years.
I felt a small lump on my chest and was getting regular mammograms every year. I was due for another one and that is when all heck broke loose. I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. After a biopsy and one surgery to try and remove the cancer I was told I would have to have a mastectomy. I decided to undergo a double mastectomy.
I needed chemotherapy and radiation, and I lost all of my hair do to the treatment. It was a reality nightmare for me and my family. I had bad reactions to the chemo and was in the hospital more often than not. After one treatment, I remember being taken to the hospital from the Doctors office, as I was so sick. I had to wear a device for awhile that helped to close my wound as I had trouble healing.
I am here, and I am a cancer survivor. Please get a mammogram and have yourself checked out. I know, I know that you will do it at some point when you get around to it.
Cancer doesn't wait, it just shows up, and early detection saved my life.
It possibly could save your life too. Do it for yourself and for me. I promised God that I would promote this cause and encourage people to get mammograms.
I am publishing a series of videos this month with Breast Care Partners' Katie Tindall, who is a Breast Health Nurse Navigator. In these series of videos, we'll discuss lots of questions that pertain to Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as talk about an incredible campaign you can get involved with that supports the cause. We are looking to turn porches pink this month!
I hope you'll enjoy this series. It's my mission to spread awareness to women just like you. I hope you will support this amazing cause, and go get checked!