As I reflect over the past ten years, the fact that I triumphed over breast cancer has encouraged me to live my life with a new found zest. I try to focus on the positive aspects of life, and have deliberately chosen not to remember all the details of my breast cancer journey.
I discovered a mass in my right breast at the worst of times; I was on vacation in Mexico with my daughter Ana Maria. I remember waking up, walking to the balcony in our room and feeling a lot of pain in my breast. Since we were on vacation, and because I did not want to ruin my daughter’s enjoyment, I tried to ignore the pain and continue with our day’s plan.
In June 2012, I went in for my yearly mammogram and the results showed everything was normal. Later that year, I casually ran my hand across my right breast, and felt a lump. The very next morning I scheduled an appointment with my doctor.
If I had to use 2 words to describe myself before my diagnosis, it would have been: independent and feminine. After my diagnosis, at the age of 35, I felt weak. My doctors recommended a double mastectomy and six months of chemotherapy. I would lose my hair and my breasts.
My name is Tiffany Davis and I am a 30 year old Miami Native. While making the transition from college to career I noticed a small lump in the axilla of my left armpit. After a series of tests, it was confirmed that the lump and two other targeted areas were positive for breast cancer. Though I had family history of cancer, I never thought this would be my story. I was devastated when I was diagnosed at the age of 28.
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was diagnosed with Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer in 2015. From the time of my diagnosis, I learned to have greater faith.
I discovered a hard mass in my right breast while performing a monthly self-awareness exam. My findings were strange and I was immediately frightened. I was stunned, but when I finally came to, I instinctively knew to pick up the phone to call my mom.
015 can easily be described as one of the worst years of my life. There were several concerns weighing down on me, but on October 2015 I found out that the rollercoaster ride was just about to begin. No words can describe the whirlwind of emotions when the doctor told me I had breast cancer.
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