My name is Sonya M. I am 45 years old and have lived in Kentucky my whole life. I have been a registered nurse for 25 years. The last 8 years of my nursing career I have spent as a case manager on a pediatric/oncology/medical floor. My journey with breast cancer started in December 2018. A yearly mammogram found mass in my left breast. I had a biopsy on January 9th and on January 10th cancer was confirmed in my left breast grade 1. There were two spots that were found on my mammogram.I had my first biopsy January 9th and it came back as cancer on January 10th. I had a second biopsy on February 5th. The second biopsy came back as non-cancerous. At this point of my journey I will be having a lumpectomy of the left breast on February 15th. I know that I will be receiving radiation therapy, chemotherapy is unknown at this time. It has a scary, anxious journey with many twists and turns. I have had mammograms yearly since I was 36 years old. I highly encourage all women to have their yearly mammograms and not to put those off. I had surgery on February 15th to remove the lump/mass from my left breast. There were clear margins with no spread to my lymph nodes. I have follow up appointments the first week of March with radiation and oncology physicians to determine my next course of treatment
.- Sonya M.