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1/26/2017 Latest post:
On January 5, 2017 I had a scheduled mammogram and I mentioned a small lump I noticed. After the mammogram and an ultrasound the radiologist ordered a biopsy for January 10. On January 12 I was called in to my doctor's office and was told I had breast cancer. Now, it is two weeks later and I know more about breast cancer than you would ever want to know. I have a type called triple negative. Many breast cancers have hormone receptors to estrogen, progesterone, and/or HER2 (human epidermal growth factor 2.) The type I have does not have any of these hormone receptors. Triple negative is most often found in younger women (under 40-45), Hispanic and African American women, and women with the BRACA breast cancer gene-which I do not have. Since I do not fall into any of the above categories in which it is most commonly found, my husband has nicknamed me the unicorn. The next day I saw a small pink stuffed unicorn and bought it, so now I am the pink unicorn.