Nydia's battle with Breast Cancer

This was my last good picture with my family a week before thanksgiving.  

In April 2017 I had a mammogram where there was no sign of cancer and having no family history I wasn't to worry.  My roller coaster ride started when I found the lump myself getting dress for work then called my OBGYN office to make appointment immediately.  After getting another mammogram, ultrasound, MRI then biopsy all same day nothing can prepare to hear the letter C.  

I was diagnosed on October 9, 2017 with Stage 3 Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Breast Cancer with lymph nodes positive being just 44 and had battle Thyroid Cancer 15 years ago nothing will prepare me for the battle ahead.   I have wonderful support of family and friends around me and a few suggested to start a fund to help with medical bills ahead.
So far I have gone under 4 chemo treatments and have 2 more to go then bilateral mastectomy surgery to be schedule Mid March 2018......then much more ahead have to say 2018 will be overwhelmed with lots of medical treatments and bills.  I'm thankful that during my treatments I still have energy to go to work most people have told me either I'm crazy or I'm one strong lady.  I have to say my faith and prayers give me daily strength to be a good mom and good employee somehow I've managed.  Eventually I will have limited income and will be greatly appreciated for any donations to help with medical bills during my battle with cancer.

I have come to terms that I need help with bills not cover by my insurance so far up to $5000 I can't believe how much stress cancer can cause financially to anyone.  Stress doesn't help with my battle however is hard to ignore the financial responsibility that comes being diagnosed with cancer.  

In advance I want to thank you for taking the time to read my story whether you are able to donate or not thank you either way I'm thankful for any help.  Please keep me in your prayers for my road ahead will be still a long one.

Help me to spread the word so I can kick Cancer out of my life !!!  Thank you all for your help and God Bless.


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Nydia Karina Torres-Smith 
Phoenix, AZ
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