I am a 35 year old female who was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in 2013. It started with a small lump in my right breast, which my doctors felt was benign and not to be concerned about. However, after eighteen months and several ultrasounds, I had a compelling notion to have it removed, despite the continued reassurance from my doctors.
After the lump was removed and tested, results confirmed that cancerous cells were discovered. I had a second surgery to remove a third of my breast tissue, and am on the road to recovery and hopeful that the cancer will not recur.
I have since changed my entire lifestyle, as I have come to realize that cancer causing contributors may include unbalanced diets, poor lifestyle choices, and environmental factors. Genetics may have some influence as well, but is not the ONLY contributing agent.
I would like to thank my surgeon, who although his hands were over-flowing with his many patients, while trying to save the world, was always kind, patient, understanding and gave of his time to explain this disease, my options for treatment, and to answer my very numerous questions and concerns – trust me, they were MANY!
He made this terrifying experience manageable and reassuring, and I could not have asked for a replacement surgeon in such dire circumstances. His love for money pales in comparison of his love for his practice and his patients. There is no way, I could express my gratitude, even if I dared to try.