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On Feb 24th, 2020, Katy was scheduled for her very first mammogram. We have no family history of breast cancer, so we really didn't think much of the small lump that Katy found during her self-breast exam. After all (Katy's Mom) had experienced a small lump in the past and it was nothing to worry about. As we sat waiting on the nurse to show the films to the doctor, I was pretty sure they would want to do a sonogram, and they did. We still didn't feel a need to worry, a sonogram after seeing a lump in a mammogram is protocol. Afterword’s the tech excused herself and said she would return after she showed the pictures to the doctor. Very quickly after the nurse left the room the doctor entered, and the mood quickly changed. He told us that he would not sugar coat this, it is serious, and we need to understand what we were looking at. He was 99.9 % sure he was looking at cancer and that Katy needed a biopsy as soon as possible. The biopsy was scheduled for the next day, another first for Katy. Katy has always been the healthy one in our family so her experience with the medical community has been limited to childhood disease and a cold or flu. A couple of days later we had the results, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 2...Shock, no family history, no reason to believe she was at risk, we are in no way prepared for this.
Our family hopes that you will join us in praying for Katy with each step she takes through all this. Help us encourage her, support her, send her sweet messages and please if you have any experience in this area and you feel comfortable sharing, I know your story will be valuable to Katy’s success in beating this ugly cancer. We will keep you up to date to how Katy in navigating through this here on the Caring Bridge. 💗💗💗💗💗💗