The call came in at about 10 on a Monday morming in April 2008. I had my annual mammogram the previous Saturday. "Dawn we would like you to come back in. The Radiologist would like to see some more pictures of the breast." After doing the additional films of the mammogram, I was told that I needed to have a sonogram which revealed a suspicious mass. Shortly after the sonogram I went to see a breast specialist who refered me for a biopsy which confirmed cancer. In June of 2008 a Lumpectomy was performed and was fortunate to have no Lymph Nodes affected. The surgery was followed by four treatments of chemotherapy and radiation.
Through it all I was nervous and scared about the outcome, but I had a family who stood by me every step of the way which made me feel ok.
My managers on my job were understanding and supportive. I was off from work for six months, date of surgery to the end of treatment. Many women are not fortunate to be able to do that without falling into debt. To support a worthy cause in raising funds for those battling cancer and unable to pay their bills, I will be participating on October 2nd in Dancing With The Survivors at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Fairfield, NJ starting at 6:30pm until 10:00pm. I am honored to be dancing with one fo the talented Pros Juan my instructor from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Princeton. Please come out and see me dance with the Pro and fellow survivors. If you cannot make it, a donation will be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advance.
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