A breast cancer story from an Asian perspective

"I was first diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), on May 15, 2015, at 41 years old. I had my annual exam with my gynecologist and told him I felt a small, pea-sized lump under my right armpit close to my breast. He confirmed what I felt and said it was probably nothing but still wanted me to get a mammogram. I got an appointment the next day, and with much squeezing, because my itty-bitties measured as A minuses (in size), the technician couldn’t find or see anything during the mammogram. But I told her where I felt the lump, and she also felt it, so she brought out the ultrasound machine."

Bianca Haines is a patient advocate.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Candid about my breast cancer."

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