staceyellen's Journey with Breast Cancer

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Female, Age: 49, Stage IIB, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    over 8 years ago
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    Oh No

    Taking a shower and felt the lump. Called Mom, she said don't worry, all of the women in the family have had benign lesions in their breasts over the years, I'm sure that's all it is. SO I waited to get it checked out. I waited until one day in the shower it felt like it had doubled in size. I went to my primary and she immediately sent me for a mammo. Waiting was thre wrong answer because I ended up with aggressive Stage IIB ductal carcinoma w/lymph node involvement. Mom's don't always know best. (sorry Mom, no offense)