Ela Kabiri Browder

Welcome to my cancer survivor journey.

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS) after an annual mammogram. Specialists reassured me that LCIS meant I had a small, increased chance of developing breast cancer, so I continued with annual mammograms and saw a high-risk breast care specialist once a year to monitor my health. In 2020, when COVID-19 drove everyone into lockdown, I considered postponing my annual mammogram since the report had been good the year before but kept the appointment. Thank God I did because the mammogram indicated I had developed Triple Positive Invasive Ductal Carcinoma . I was devastated but underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy infusions for a year to get well. I am incredibly grateful for the love and support of family and friends throughout my diagnosis and hope that by sharing my journey someone else may benefit from my experience.

“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining; in love even when I am alone; and in God even when He is silent”

(inscription found on the wall of a German concentration camp)

“You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think”

A. A. Milne

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