A diagnosis of stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma can lead to anxiety and worry. We have found women often benefit from hearing stories from patients who may have faced similar experiences before. Elizabeth’s story being diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma was featured in the May chapter of the 2013 Breastlink Angels Calendar.
Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma – Elizabeth D.
- Elizabeth D. – Age 47
- Diagnosis – June 2009
- Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Six months after my doctor retired, I found a lump in my breast!
I had never known anyone in my situation and didn’t know where I should go. I prayed for the Lord to guide me to where I needed to be. That night a friend told me about Breastlink and I called first thing the next morning. I met with Dr. Mabry (an angel without wings, by the way), was diagnosed and my journey began. Never in my life had I been hugged and loved by so many people – including the doctors and the entire Breastlink staff. They treat you like a person, who just happens to have cancer.
It’s been 3 years since being diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and having 4 1/2 months of Chemo and 4 surgeries. It is such a privilege to be able to volunteer at Breastlink. In most cases I walk out feeling like the blessed one, having met some of the most inspiring and beautiful women!!! I truly feel blessed to be able to be with someone having the same experience that I had and see them come out the other side even more beautiful and confident.
I know this may sound unusual, but getting cancer was one of the best things that happened to me (stop by the center sometime and I’ll tell you why).
That’s what they do at Breastlink, they give you hope for a better tomorrow…