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At the age of 37, I found a lump in my Breast on Christmas day, after a mammogram, sonogram & lumpectomy I was diagnosed with Lobular Carcinoma In Situ & Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Afterwards a breast MRI found three more Tumors & when further Biopsy's where over I was diagnosed on Feb 17, 2012 with Breast Cancer showing features of both Invasive Ductal Carcinoma & Invasive Lobular Carcinoma the two main types of breast cancer. March 6th I had a bilateral mastectomy & continued my treatment with surgery to insert a port then started 4 months of ACT chemo & 6 weeks of radiation and continued with reconstruction surgeries & a hysterectomy because Dr's found another mass thankfully benign now im going on surgery number 11 at the age of 39 hopefully my last. I have lived, laughed, loved & lost. I have cried, mourned & grieved, hoped, prayed & healed. I have found strength & true beauty. I am a survivor. Cancer is a scary word to hear & I wish I had known at the beginning how much stronger I would be towards the end, my outlook on life has changed and I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by some amazing family, friends & other survivors I have met.

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Central, IL

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