My Story: “I Choose Life”

I am a breast cancer survivor…I choose life.

During a typical, high-stress day in the life of a Type-A working mom and wife, I had my annual gynecologist checkup. When my doctor found a lump in my left breast, her facial expression made me pause. But I had to get back to work, figure out what I was going to cook for dinner and make plans for my upcoming week-long business trip. I didn’t really have time for the mammogram, sonogram and biopsy.

 

Breast Cancer: Confirmed

But soon enough, after a positive biopsy and a confirmed breast cancer diagnosis, I had to make time and deal with it. The pathology report confirmed that I had triple-negative breast cancer. What was supposed to be a tiny, early-stage tumor, turned out to be a fast-growing, aggressive agent of death.