"Friends and family... a year and a half ago I discovered I had one of the rare BRCA genetic mutations after going in for a routine mammogram. With a strong family history of breast cancer, I agreed to get tested. In January of 2016, after taking the first step of what I thought was preventative surgery, my doctors found that I had already developed a carcinoma in the fallopian tubes and diagnosed me with stage 1 ovarian cancer. All was removed and I was good for recovery.
The past few months I have had issues in my abdomen not really knowing what was going on. Doctors were suggesting all kinds of stomach or gall bladder issues, but that was not it. After many tests, I found out yesterday (April 13) that I have a rare form of cancer called extra-ovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma. Build up of a lot of fluid in peritoneal cavity. And it is a spin off of my cancer from last year.
Obviously I'm going to stay strong and fight this. I am the mother of wonder woman after all and of the two strongest daughters I could ask for. 😎
If you are a family member, get tested for the BRCA mutation. The best news I got last thanksgiving was when one of my daughters came home and told me she did not carry thus genetic mutation. Thank you God for that blessing.
And thank you in advance for your prayers. I appreciate every one of them."