fiore's Journey with Breast Cancer

Survivor: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 23 years ago, Female, Age: 56, Stage 0, HER2 Positive: Don't Know, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • fiore
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    Oh No

    I knew before I was diagnosed that I had cancer. My left nipple started bleeding and left blood stains in my bra. One day in the shower I squeezed my nipple and blood shot everywhere. I knew right then. I made an emergent appointment with my doctor, (OB/GYN). They told me not to worry and this was normal. I asked for a mammogram, but had to wait 2 months. They took a sample of the blood from my nipple. They called me back and advised me it was normal. I then asked my primary care physician for a referral to a breast specialist and was seen and diagnosis confirmed. Had I not persued this matter, I truly believe I would not be here today. I was 33 years old and devastated.