Diagnosed at age 53
I was initially diagnosed with breast cancer on 09/02/09, my youngest daughter’s 17th birthday. I had a lumpectomy with a repeat lumpectomy one week later because the initial margins were not clean. I then had radiation treatments until 12/23/09. On 6/2/14 my oncologist told me the breast cancer had metastasized to my liver, was considered Stage IV, and gave me two years to live. I have had 8 months of chemo so far.