Stage 0 & stage 1 invasive breast cancer HR2 +, Kenya
My name is Adera, originally from Kenya but lived in SA for over 20 years. My journey as a breast cancer survivor has been an ongoing process. I was diagnosed with dcis stage 0 on my left breast.
My line of treatment was skin sparing mastectomy. Then in November 2020 I felt 2 tiny lumps literally the size of a peanut. Bearing in mind I had been going for a 3 month check up and mammogram screening.
Given the all clear , my breast surgeon diagnosed it as fat necrosis. However, my plastic surgeon insisted biopsies needed to be done after the removal of the peanut sized lumps.
Results of the biopsies confirmed that I have stage 0 & stage 1 invasive breast cancer HR2 + so my line of treatment now is chemo for 6 cycles which I have already started in January, radiation and anti-hormonal therapy. So yeah, I’m literally taking it one day at a time.