Lee Knable wasn’t terribly concerned when she first found a cyst on her breast. She had had them before. This time, though, it didn’t heal properly. Her primary care physician did a mammogram, which detected cancer. A biopsy confirmed the diagnosis.
“Because the mass was so large, they had to do chemo first to shrink the tumor before I had surgery,” she said.
Surgeons removed her lymph nodes because they were cancerous, too. Then she underwent more than 40 radiation treatments.
“It kicked my butt,” she said. “I felt like I had been hit by a truck. You just feel like you have the flu times a million.”
Knable said she got through it with the support of co-workers, friends and family, who brought meals and sat with her during chemotherapy.