I still can’t believe that I’m a breast cancer survivor. Last year when I got the call from the doctor saying you have a less invasive form of breast cancer known as DCIS. My life was turned upside down. That started my journey with breast cancer to finally figure out the best opposition and that was to have a double mastectomy. My breast cancer diagnoses breast cancer came right after I got the positive result for a rare genetic medical condition known as Cowden syndrome. Cowden syndrome involves the PTEN gene and is associated with a very high risk of developing a variety of different types of cancers, breast is one of those cancers.
I shared my journey through breast cancer on my youtube channel. Check out the following my 1st video. When I had my double mastectomy on April 21, 2017. While you are exploring my channel, you can also check out/watch/and support my journey.
I’m definitely honored to be a breast cancer survivor. This is my life and journey and I will keep moving forward.
Last year my mom and I traveled to Cleveland Clinic to visit two doctors. One of these doctors that we visited was the breast specialist. I made the very hard discussion to have a double mastectomy at the age of 25. Went through the first surgery on April 21, 2017, then the second surgery was on August 2, 2017.
On September 13, 2017 – I got this call but I did not answer because it was an unknown number. Then I saw I had a voicemail message and the person calling was the breast specialist from Cleveland Clinic. She was calling to check up on me and saw I decided to have a double mastectomy and that I made a good choice. Knowing that I have a high risk of invasive breast cancer and they already found breast cancer in both of my breasts. After listening to the message, I turned to my mom and told her who called. Her response was something like this “no one believes me that your doctors call you to check up on you”. I’ve had a few of my doctors here in Chicago check up on me but I never thought a doctor in a different state. That I only met once, would be thinking about me. saw I went through surgery and deiced to call. I tried to call her back but because it was an unknown number, I couldn’t. Truly amazing and that’s why I love my entire medical team. Thanks, Dr. Peterson
Well, that’s all – just wanted to write about something cool that happened to me in these past few weeks.