Sometimes it takes a village to beat breast cancer...
Organized by: Michele LeBlanc
It's been three weeks since I had the tissue expander removed and a silicone implant put in.
July 13, 2016
My name is Michele, some know me as Missy. In March of this year I had a screening mammogram, which led to another mammo, ultrasound, biopsy, and MRI. Ultimately a diagnosis of DCIS (which is basically pre cancer), and cancer were made. On April 26 I had my left breast removed and a spacer put in in preparation of reconstruction. The pathology report came back as DCIS and invasive ductal carcinoma, as well as a lymph node positive for micro matastases. I'll be starting chemotherapy once I have healed, probably in a month. I was struggling to make ends meet before this. I don't know how I am going to pay my deductible as well as my out of pocket to my surgeons and oncologist. Any help is greatly appreciated. It has taken me weeks to swallow my pride and ask for help, but I am desperate. Thank you for reading my story!