Swimming tHrough Breast Cancer

How could I have known that while I was winning four National Championship Titles this summer that I had a cancer growing in my breast? I felt great! I was swimming fast times. I think it was a couple of days before the meet, when I was trying on my skin tight FINIS Onxy swim suit that I felt a knot in my left breast as I pulled my suit up over my shoulder. This was mid August. I pushed out of my mind the thought that the lump/knot could be anything other than a benign fibro adenoma, which athletes with "dense" breasts often get. I couldn't think about this now. Later after the meet was over I would examine this more closely. 

I also hope to help raise breast cancer awareness. After all, I'm not alone--1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer prior to the age of 80 and 1 in 17 women get breast cancer between 50 and 60 years of age. Together, we can ensure better odds for future generations of women.


With Love

THank you Friends and Family for your support!