Hello, My Name Is Diane Daniley Langford and I am a four-year cancer survivor!
My journey of breast cancer began in April 2012. I was on vacation with my husband, daughter and grandson when I began feeling a consistent pain in my left breast. I had had a mammogram four months prior that had been normal. Instead of waiting, I decided to call my GYN while on
vacation and tell him about the pain and to schedule an appointment. Because I had dense breasts, I was able to get an ultrasound scheduled, which I had upon my return.
They didn’t detect any sign of cancer at this point, so they did a biopsy. After not receiving a follow up call from my doctor, I called to inquire about the results and the doctor responded, “Oh yes, you have it.” In that moment I did not initially have any fear. It’s as if the Lord gave me a calmness and I knew this was nothing that HE could not bring me through. I felt like He just grabbed me in his arms and began to let me know that He had me.
I did however become fearful after the doctor told me that I had the most aggressive kind of breast cancer, triple-negative (Stage 2), which is more common among African American women. That was a good place for the “enemy” to plant a seed of doubt.
My mother, who is now a 36-year breast cancer survivor, had a double mastectomy as a part of her treatment. I think because of that, I began to gravitate towards the same and decided to have one as well. I also received chemotherapy and radiation therapy as a part of my treatment.
My daughter was diagnosed at the age of 34 and is now a two-year plus survivor. All I can say is, “Thank you Jesus!” We both completed a series of genetic testing and learned that breast cancer was not hereditary in our family despite three generations of survivors. It was quite puzzling to hear this information. However, as my daughter said, it was just in the plan of God, who will get ALL the glory out of this. MY GOD IS AMAZING!
My husband and daughter never left my side during this process. My mother was absolutely amazing and my family was awesome. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family. I encourage people to not focus on the cancer but rather keep their eyes on the healer. God has supplied all we need to get through whatever trial we must go through, JESUS! There was a question asked in scripture, “Is there anything too hard for GOD?” Answer, No. There is absolutely “nothing too hard for GOD.” Genesis 18:14 & Jeremiah 32:17
May God continue to bless and keep us is my prayer.
From the Word:
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even
as thy soul prosperth.”
– 3 John: 2 KJV