Diagnosed at age 48
My journey with breast cancer has been a constant reminder of all the blessings in my life. I was diagnosed with bilateral BC at age 48 after seeing the doctor due to a bloody discharge from my left breast. After mammograms, five biopsies, ultrasounds and MRIs, I was diagnosed with DCIS on the left breast and invasive cancer stage 1 on the right breast. Even though it was a scary diagnosis to hear from the doctor, somehow I felt at peace and confident that everything was going to be fine. I am thankful for having access to medical care and doctors which let me find the cancer at a very early stage and provided me with experienced medical staff and access to the latest technology. I’m thankful for the support of my husband, children, family, friends and organizations that have been there for me and helped me get through this journey. Two years later I’m cancer free and I hope to help others to experience any life challenges as an opportunity to grow and appreciate every moment of their lives.