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Dec 8, 2017 Latest post:
Jul 9, 2018
Over several months I experienced an enlarging tumor. My providers and I were convinced that it was going to be benign, having three benign tumors in the past. After a devastating phone call a few days after the removal of the tumor, I was diagnosed with an aggressive luminal B Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC). After retesting, they changed the diagnosis to triple negative IDC breast cancer (grade 9), meaning it is one of the least friendly... Great... Being a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and student, I have a lot of things to keep myself busy with. I am on route to start chemotherapy on December 13th. This will be a FIVE month process, followed by a double mastectomy (total of 4 months of two surgeries and healing). At this time I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I do not have to do radiation after chemo! I will not have this confirmation until my first surgery in June. I am in full acceptance and on board with the medical teams treatment plan, as the level of aggressiveness leaves me no choice. I am hoping to continue with grad school, but am unsure of the struggles treatment will bring my way. I am going to take everything one day at a time. I will try to update this page as much as possible. If you have any questions, you are welcome to send me a personal message. I will try and get back to you as soon as possible. I love you all and am so grateful for all of the positive support from my friends and family!