Terri McColm Breast Cancer Support

Dear Family & Friends,

On May 9, 2017 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (Ductal carcinoma in situ-DCIS). At first I was in shock and was caught off guard.  At the time when I received the news I was at a new job with Southwest Airlines and was on probation (in the first six months of employment). 

I was immediately referred to a surgeon and had my first breast lumpectomy surgery on 8/4/17. When the pathology report came back (after surgery), it did not show clear margins, so I'm having to go back for a second breast lumpectomy surgery on 8/18/17. My surgeon says after the second surgery, if the pathology report comes back and margins are not clear, the next surgery will be a mastectomy.

I am thankful to have health insurance through my employer, however my copay portions are high and I have incurred  and continuing to incur lots of medical bills. Your support will help with doctor bills, copays, hospital bills and now loss of wages. It is overwhelming!

Some have expressed an interest in helping. I am looking forward to getting through this well and stronger than ever and having an opportunity to give back in the future.

My hope is in God to provide and I'm thankful for all your prayers and support. I will post regular updates with my treatment.

Terri McColm


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Terri McColm 
Phoenix, AZ
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