In June 2010, I found a small lump in my right breast. Mammogram & ultrasound indicated benign fibroadnomas according to the experts at reading that info, so I chose to believe that that's all it was. Late Dec. 2010 a different radiologist and a more specific mammogram decided that the lump, even though it was the same size, just didn't "look right". She recommended a core needle biopsy which came back as stage 1, colloid (invasive) ductal carcinoma and a 2nd lump which is DCIS. Both are small, very close together, slow growing, estrogen/progesterone receptive, HR2-. My BRCA1/BRCA2 genetic testing is negative. I also have recently been officially diagnosed with low-grade Lyme disease, which symptoms my MD's have said for 23 years were just all in my head, or only just the way my body is. They were actually masking the developing cancer.
My lumpectomy was 2/17/11 and removal of 2 lymph nodes. The lumpectomy was not fully successful, so had right mastectomy 3/15/2011. I did not require any radiation or chemotherapy, and am not taking any therapies other than special blood and lymph system detox supplements prescribed by my 2 naturopathic physicians. I also do all kinds of mind-body work, practice yoga, Qigong, and water aerobics and have completely changed my diet and lifestyle as a result of the cancer diagnosis,
I'm not a statistic - I am an individual who hasn't really fit any particular mold with any other condition I've ever had. I believe that my cancer is a combination of environmental and stress-related issues over a long period of time. Everyday there are new advances in care that are not invasive to the entire person, and I'm willing to take the risk to do what I need to do naturally to minimize recurring cancer elsewhere in my body.
Since my surgery I've been receiving highly successful procaine injections to release the facial adhesions, and restore the nerve pathways. I have nearly regained full range of motion as a result of the injections combined with the water aerobics and yoga.