After the Diagnosis: Learning to Live a More Fulfilled Way of Life

In 2012, I noticed an unusual lump during a breast self-exam. Although I knew something was different, I convinced myself it was nothing and pushed away any lingering fears. Eventually, the nagging feeling that followed me as I went about my daily routine won and I called my OB/GYN who referred me for a mammogram.  Following the mammogram and ultrasound, I immediately made an appointment with a breast surgeon.  I kept thinking being 51 with no family history of breast cancer and no other symptoms – it couldn’t be breast cancer....more