Sara Rich

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I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on 11/23/16 at the age of 33…. I felt a very hard lump in my breast one night in October 2016 and immediately went to my doctor. While I was there, she found a second lump and she immediately made me an appointment for an ultrasound and mammogram. I wasn't really scared because cancer does not run in my family. Honestly the C word didn't cross my mind. While I was at my appointments though I noticed everyone's faces and demeanor seemed worried so I knew it wasn't good. They scheduled me for two biopsies two days later. The pathology came back the day before Thanksgiving and confirmed that I had breast cancer. I had already told myself it was cancer so I was not surprised, but I still couldn't keep myself from crying. Through the next few days and weeks I was thrown into a whirlwind of appointments. Tons of information was thrown at me very quickly. I love to be informed though so I actually was thriving in spite of everything. I ended up having a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction on 1/19/17 because I am so young and I did not want to have to worry about this coming back. I will start my 20 weeks of chemo on 3/02/17.


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