I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor: Kelly Albright

I’m a Breast Cancer Survivor: Kelly Albright

I found my lumps when I was putting lotion on after a bath. When I went in to the doctor they said they would call with the results as soon as they came in. I was driving my two young children to a play date when they called to confirm it was cancer.

I started treatment thereafter. I went through seven months of chemotherapy and I had a radical double mastectomy. The treatment was rough with all the side effects of chemotherapy. I was throwing up, I lost weight, not to mention I lost all my hair from head to toe!

I have been in remission for almost five years in October! If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be to listen to your body. If you have any signs or symptoms that have you worried, go to a doctor immediately. That also means to always do self-exams, including the armpits. You will know your body better than anyone.

My family and friends were incredibly supportive during my cancer treatment. My two young children were my saving graces. They were my driving force to get through those hard times. I learned to support and depend on myself in a way I never had to before. Faith, love and support were crucial for my recovery.

I learned to live life to its fullest. Every day is a gift, not a given right. I always tell my family and friends how much they mean to me and take any opportunity to tell the people I love that I love them. I will end this with one thing, Save the Ta-tas!

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Kelly Albright and her children.