My Cancer – 1st and 2nd Diagnoses

1st Diagnosis v. 2nd Diagnosis

The first time:
Right breast in 2006 (42 years old):
Stage 4 ductal invasive carcinoma [1].
Triple Negative [2] .
Treatment: Chemotherapy, lumpectomy, radiation.

The second time:
Same breast in 2015 (51 years old):
Ductal carcinoma in situ [3].
Triple Negative.
Treatment: Mastectomy removal of my breast tissue then used tissue from my lower abdomen as living material for reconstruction of my breast. No chemotherapy, no radiation.

[1] Started in a milk duct, invaded into the surrounding tissue.
[2] Negative for estrogen receptors (ER-), progesterone receptors (PR-), and HER2 (HER2-)
[3] There, but hadn’t invaded the surrounding tissue yet.