If you're a regular at Sonja's you're bound to have met Judie, an avid cropper, wife, and mom of two boys, & baker extraordinaire among everything else. I'd like to share her story (with her permission)
This is National Breast Cancer Month...And here is my story…..
I had my yearly check in May and 3 weeks later I found a lump in my breast during my self exam. I went for a mammogram, ultrasound & biopsy. Saw a specialist who sent me for MRI. Then back to the doctor to review my MRI.
They found a shadow on MRI so I had another ultrasound & biopsy July 1, and then surgery on the 2 spots. The 1st was fine, but the 2nd was LCIS (Lobular carcinoma in situ pre-cancer cells). Mine however is invasive & w/ my family history I will be having double mastectomy next month.
The reason I am telling this is neither spot would have been picked up on a mammogram if I hadn’t done self exam. Gals check yourself every month.
We all know someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer and what moves me about Judie's story is how quickly the lumps developed and how she found it herself. We can't underestimate knowing our own bodies and advocating for our own health.
Here is an excellent resource for breast self exams
Now meet Vicki...she's a survivor and founder of Pink Link!
Please leave a comment on the blog to if you'd like to opportunity to receive one of these kits. I'll choose at random on November 2nd...Judie's surgery date!
Hug someone you love today!