Susan Mason received some unexpected news while the 27-year-old bride-to-be was on a bike trip through South Wales. Mason discovered a lump on her breast and waited 14 agonizing weeks before she was officially diagnosed with breast cancer, according to WalesOnline.co.uk
The lump in her breast was cancerous, and the disease had spread to her lymph nodes as well. Mason had been planning for her wedding only weeks before the discovery, but now had to face the difficulties of undergoing cancer treatment. Two weeks after her diagnosis, the lymph nodes under her right arm were removed and a lumpectomy was performed.
Mason has showed amazing resolve in the face of the deadly disease. She has not postponed her wedding and will soon start 18 weeks of chemotherapy coupled with a three-week bout of radiotherapy.
"We did consider postponing but we had already booked it before I was diagnosed and it should make a nice distraction from the treatment and give us something else to focus on," Mason told the news source.
According to the American Cancer Society, women should undergo yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.