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Sep 13, 2017
On June 8, 2017 I found out I had breast cancer. Invasive Ductal carcinoma, triple negative ,grade 3 , stage 1. My first thoughts were I am afraid, this can't be happening! That morning I was healthy, I didn't feel sick, I didn't look sick, but that afternoon I was facing a life threatening monsters! As it started to settle into my mind, I reached out to a good friend, who placed me in the hands of top doctors at the Stefanie Spielman Cancer Center. The appointments started to line up,surgeon, radiologist and chemo to the plastic surgeon . The first was the Lumpectomy and Lymph node removal. The frozen and final pathology report confirmed I have the most aggressive kind of breast cancer, but that it was still Stage 1. Next came the port in my chest on July 28- that was not to fun, but I was told having a port would make everything easier. I am now starting Chemo on August 1,2017. I'm not sure how I'll feel during the next five months of chemo treatments , so I am hoping to keep you updated through this site. I appreciate all your prayers and words of encouragement more than you could possibly know. Love , Cindy