In January of this year, I was diagnosed with Paget’s disease, a
rare form of breast cancer. Less than 3 percent of the population is diagnosed
with this form of breast cancer, and in 97 percent of the cases there
is an underlying cancer. I am grateful to say that I am in the 3 percent
with no underlying cancer.
My routine mammogram and ultrasound had been done five months prior and
showed nothing abnormal. In December of last year, right before the holidays,
I noticed a wet spot in my bra a few days in a row. I saw my family doctor
who sent me for a biopsy of my nipple. The pathology came back as Paget’s
disease. After several other biopsies and scans, I had a lumpectomy (my
nipple was removed), followed by four weeks of radiation. My surgical
oncologist and radiation oncologist and their staff are an amazing group
of people. I had the support of my husband, two children, other family
members and friends throughout the entire course of treatment, from beginning to end.
I AM CANCER FREE!
Message to Other Women
Rely on everyone offering help and support when you need someone to talk
with, cry to, or vent your frustrations and fears to. You really will
feel so much better after. If you have ANY health concerns, PLEASE DO
NOT WAIT TO SEE A DOCTOR!
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Jupiter, FL 33458