“A special Thank You to my 15-year-old daughter for being so strong!” My journey started on December 28, 2006. I was schedule for my yearly mammogram. I have been going for the past ten years because of my family history – my mother, aunt and first cousin they are all breast cancer survivors.
During the ten years that I have been going, I have had one call back because of several cysts in my right breast, but they were benign and removed by laser.
On January 8, 2007, I received a called from the Radiology Group and Dr. Shoshanna Zax that I needed to come in for additional testing of my left breast. I was scheduled for a biopsy on February 15, 2007.
Three days later I received the call from Dr. Dalliah Black, breast cancer surgeon, that my biopsy came back and it was breast cancer (situ ductal carcinoma) and that it was in the early stage.
She advised me that she would schedule me for surgery on March 15, 2007, for a Lumpectomy, followed by six week of radiation and five years of Tamoxifen.
I was very calm with the help of God, faith and prayers that I decided not to inform my family and friends until I got the results back, because I didn’t want them to worry. We have made it through Thank you God.
I thank God for blessing me with a beautiful family and friends that supported me during this time and their continuation of support, also the team of Doctors that will be following me through this journey.