Melanie Kaba-Holloway

First post: May 3, 2018 Latest post: Feb 18, 2019
November 2017 started this journey when an abnormality was found in my mammogram reading.  From there it was more and more mammo's, scans, etc before the first needle core biopsy, which in fact showed Lobular Carcinoma (LCIS) and Columnar Cell Change with ductal hyperplasia - 2 forms of precancer in my right breast. I had a lumpectomy to remove the carcinoma (In January 2018), however the other was still in my body. I opted out of a lifetime of medication with close monitoring, considering the risks and my already medically challenged body (Overlapping medical condtions with Autoimmune that weakens my immune system). I elected to go with the double mastectomy and am so grateful that I did. The oncologist surgeon did find that not all of the carcinoma was removed from the lumpectomy. This could have easily developed into cancer.  I have so much respect for the women who have to go through these harsh treatments and invasive procedures, in order just to live. Life is so precious and we usually don't fully appreciate things, until we lose them.  Please get your screenings early because it could save your life or at least make the journey slightly easier! Thank you all for your support, because your words of encouragement mean more than you could possibly know. I Love You All! Thank You for your Concern! Please know that I have a warrior spirit and I will make it through this, with my head held high and as graciously as I can! Peace, Love and Light to you All!!!