I got a call back after a routine mammogram in early December 2018. A biopsy showed breast cancer (Invasive Lobular Carcinoma). I had a mastectomy in late January and started chemotherapy in late February. I had 6 months of chemotherapy followed by 6 weeks of radiation. I'm also taking estrogen inhibitor medication which I'll continue for the next 5 years. I'm now in remission and will go for checkups with my oncologist every three months.
In June 2019, our daughter, Lauren Washam Bradshaw, was also diagnosed with cancer (a rare type called Undifferentiated Uterine Sarcoma). I've incorporated news of her journey into this page. After a valiant battle, Lauren passed away May 12, 2020. For her obituary and tributes, visit lauren-bradshaw.forevermissed.com.
Our whole family appreciates the support we've gotten from all of you. Friends and family make all the difference!