The News

So it's been 32 hours since I got the news. It went like this -- Doctor: "Melissa - this is your doctor -- I pulled your lab results. The results show that the mass is cancerous and you need to get to a surgeon." Me: "What?! (SOB SOB SOB SOB SOB SOB SOB) ... " with a few sniffles thrown in there for good measure. He said more - but it was just so much information ... and I was so emotional. I wrote down "high-grade" and "intraductal carcinoma" and the names of two surgeons that he referred me to. One who he has personal experience with because as it turns out my doctor just went through this with his wife ...

Wife. We just got married less than two months ago. Is this happening? Breast Cancer? B-R-E-A-S-T C-A-N-C-E-R. Really? Now? But I'm only 29. Is this really my path? I have a hard time grasping that. Cancer? Me? Now?


  1. My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life. ~Olivia Newton-John


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