Sherri Mims

First post: 1/26/2017 Latest post: 11/26/2017
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.






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