My cancer story begins after a long walk around my neighborhood in 2012 when I noticed I had terrible pain in my leg.
Many doctors’ appointments and CT scans later, I learned that I had ovarian cancer.
It took many appointments with many doctors to develop the treatment plan that was right for me. But, I was so lucky that I had a great relationship with my oncologist -- she made me feel so comfortable.
After a few appointments, my doctor suggested genetic counseling. My daughter, son and I went to the appointment and tests revealed that I was indeed carrying the BRCA mutation which explained some family history of cancer. After reading up on ovarian cancer, I realized I had all of the symptoms.
Not surprisingly, my daughter’s tests also came back positive for the BRCA mutation.