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Our little family's world was forever changed on Friday October 5, 2018 when we heard the word's "it's cancer". One would think when you find a breast lump, that you may assume the worst. But I didn't. I had a lump after weaning Ella Grace 4 years earlier that lead me to get a mammogram and ultrasound. They were negative and the lump went away on its own.
Given I was still nursing Abby when I found this lump, I first thought it was a clogged duct. A week of heat and massage did not resolve the lump so I established with a PCP and got a referral for a mammogram and ultrasound. I went in for both on October 1 (ironically the first day of breast cancer awareness month). The radiologist told me it was inconclusive - likely because I was still breastfeeding - and recommended coming back for a biopsy the next day out of an abundance of caution. I did, still thinking it was nothing. Three days later the news hit me like a ton of bricks, "I'm sorry but it's cancer".