Diagnosed at 47, Stage 2
I’m a widow. At 45 I was misdiagnosed. A mammogram screening missed the lump. I was told it was a cyst, that it was hormonal, and that it would go away.
After two years with the lump growing, I took charge and went to a different Doctor. They did a biopsy and the results came back...
I was diagnosed with breast cancer: Invasive ductal carcinoma, stage 2, grade 3.
I did genetic testing because I have 2 sisters and a teenage daughter and I wanted peace of mind.
Thank God my cancer wasn’t genetic, making me the first in my family to have cancer.
I consulted three different doctors because I was in denial, but finally, I met a great team of Doctors at Mays UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Chemo: June 8, 2017 - October 2017
Successful Partial Mastectomy November 2017
13 lymph nodes removed (By the grace of God, all were negative)
Radiation: February 2018 - March 9th, 2018 (I was given an awesome certificate!)
I felt very proud and blessed because God had my back all the time.
I am currently in active treatments (Herceptin + Zoladex) and I should say with pride and joy that there is No Evidence of Disease!
My routine to keeping cancer cells dormant are: Prayer, exercise, eat a balanced diet.
I have integrated weights to my exercise routine and I walk faithfully. I call them my "faithful4Life" walks. I laugh more, pray more, and forgive more.
My diet is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle to help me restore my health! This is my story and I am very blessed to share it with you!