I was 32 years old and 7 1/2 months pregnant with my 4th child when I found my first lump. A needle biopsy reported fibrocystic breast tissue.Six months later I found another lump. I had a lumpectomy. Five lumps were removed that were all cancerous. I underwent a bilateral masectomy. No lymph nodes were involved. What a relief! After a full body scan I was diagnosised with metastasis to the liver. In a matter of minutes I went from stage 1 to stage 4 breast cancer. I was also told some of my lumps were Her2 positive. I received chemo therapy for 6 months and had a radiofrequency ablation to the one remaining liver spot. Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support people and family, I came out of treatment with a positive attitude and was able to find the humor in it all. I continue to receive Herceptin every 3 weeks for an undetermined amount of time. However, I am proud to say I am almost 3 years cancer FREE!!
Kymm Ehler
Waterloo, IA