patsydee's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: about 53 years ago, Female, Age: 86, Stage I, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • patsydee
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    I was 33 yrs old with three children, ages 5,8, & 9, when I found a lump in my right breast. One dr. told me it was JUST a cyst that it would go away. My brain said that was not right. The second dr. said it MAY be a cyst, but it needed to be checked and taken out. Thank God for him. When I woke up after surgery my breast was gone. I went thru 32 cobalt treatments, one every day, except weekends, for 32 days. If it had not been for the support of my {then} husband I wouldn't have gotten along so great. He was a lifesaver. I am now almost 78 {Oct. 20th} and have never had another problem with cancer. I am the happiest, most content person I know. I enjoy life every moment and plan to continue that way for many more years. God Bless you all. Keep on keepin' on.