Sally Taylorson-Lavers was 27 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had seen her doctor about some puckering on her breast, and we met at my office in London, where she was doing some coaching, before she went to get her test results. I told her to call me as soon as she had the results.
Having a mother with breast cancer increases the chance that you could also develop the disease. While most breast cancer is actually not hereditary, it is valuable to know if you have family members who were ever diagnosed with the disease. Women who have a mother, sister, or daughter who developed breast cancer at a young age premenopausal have double the risk of the disease compared to those who don't have this family history.
Nine years earlier, we went through everything. Breast cancerchemo, surgery, radiation, hormone therapy. We had been here before and done it all.
Taking on breast cancer as a mom in your 20s or 30s is tough. Meet two women who took on the challenge and are living out loud today. The cancer scene wasn't the scene I thought I'd be getting into.
I was in a meeting when I saw my iPhone light up with a message. Midway through whatever I was saying, I glanced quickly to read the text out of the corner of my eye. Have to go back next week.
While Facebook posts urged us to put behind us and start fresh, four days into I found myself wishing I could go back. On January 4 th my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Five days later she found out it was Stage Two metaplastic breast cancer.
Growing up, I always thought of hospitals as having a certain mystique that was impenetrable to the outside world. White-coated figures paraded through long hallways and entered doorways marked "restricted access," behind which I imagined miracles happened. As a medical student, I continued to hold the medical world in great awe. All that changed the day that my mother became a patient.
I live with my mother who is also disabled having had polio as a child and im really struggling to understand any of it and what will happen and to be honest im absolutely terrified I know your feeling pretty scared right now I'm guessing she feels like she's been put on a rollercoaster right now, and doesn't know how or what to do, and there's no getting off