Hi. My name is Cathy and I am a breast cancer survivor for 12 years! At the time I was diagnosed I was almost 35 years old and I had a 2 year old and a 4 year old. The doctors at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston treated me for inflammatory carcinoma. Because of my age they treated me very aggressively with four rounds of chemo before surgery and four after followed by 33 radiation treatments. I had a segmental mastectomy with removal of some lymph nodes.
I just recently got back from my annual checkup and once again I got a clean bill of health.
I must admit though, the one thing that probably got me through my trying time with cancer was the fact that my husband of 10 years left me during the worst time of my life. But I was determined that I would live to see my kids grow up, not him, and that is exactly what I’m doing. My son is now 14 and daughter is 16. They both keep me busy and when I’m not following one of their activities I am playing golf. I’m still single after all this time but everyday I am thankful that I am a SURVIVOR!