Kirsten's Cancer - Silvia Gotto GO

February 28, 2018

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One month ago today I found a lump in my breast. It was sore, and large as a silver dollar. I was scared, but didn't want to tell anyone until I saw my primary care doctor. It was a long night.

After talking to a lot of people over the last couple of weeks I've realized that there are a lot of myths about breast cancer, and what a cancerous tumor should be like and shouldn't. If I can share my experiences and help just ONE other person then I've done a good thing.
I was told by medical professionals that my tumor wasn't cancer because:
1. It moved.
2. It wasn't hard.
3. It HURT.
4. Cancer doesn't grow that fast.
Imagine how shocked I was when I got the phone call. IF YOU FIND A LUMP GO GET IT CHECKED. DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING.

I had no idea what I was in for when I got the cancer diagnosis. I didn't know that I would have to go find a surgeon and team of doctors on my own, and how scary that would be. I didn't know how many doctors and appointments and tests there were be. I didn't know how wearing the waiting can be.

I also didn't know how many of my friends have had cancer. Or relatives with breast cancer. I didn't know how much support and sharing would be offered to me. And love. I am truly grateful for everyone and everything.

The process has just begun, and the most unpleasant physical parts are still to come. But I'm going to be ok. How can I be any other way with all the support I've got?

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