I went for a check-up with my primary doctor, the first since having turned 40 and having a baby. He recommended my first mammogram to begin my yearly screenings, and I honestly wasn’t going to bother with it. Good thing I did, because the mammo revealed that I had extremely dense breast tissue and I would need an ultrasound and MRI to really see what was going on.
The ultrasound revealed two lesions, and the MRI revealed two more, all in the same breast. Although I checked regularly, I never felt a lump. So here I was, with an 8-month-old, being told I had Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC).