Shannon Brean – Breast Cancer Survivor

Shannon Brean – Breast Cancer Survivor


I had a very good life and I was not
going to lose that. And I’m not going to have this change, you know, my dynamic. I’m not going to have this change me. 🎵Piano playing 🎵 I’m Shannon Brean. I live in Brighton. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in July of 2015. One day I was in the shower and I was washing and I felt a lump on my
right breast. and it wasn’t there the day before. I just had a mammogram in April
and this was July. I kept thinking about my son. He’s six months old. I just
started this whole new life with my child and my husband. After my diagnosis,
I met with a surgeon named Dr. Joel Yellin and he was amazing. He was on
vacation, he called me at 10 o’clock at night and said I will get you in this
week. I mean, I started crying. I mean it I was like okay he says, “We will
take care of you.” I was willing to do anything they wanted me to do. Anything, to get to you know be cancer-free. And to survive, you know, get my life back. I had a double mastectomy and it was a lot more intense than I thought it was going
to be. Recovering from the mastectomy I couldn’t lift anything for probably over
a month, so I couldn’t lift my son. It was heartbreaking because he stopped coming to me. I was going to get through this and I’m going to get through it for him. And I’m going to get through it for my husband. And I’m going to get through it for me. This is, no, this is not gonna, this isn’t going to take me. Whenever I hear someone say they have cancer, I was like, “Did you go to Lipson?”
The doctors there are the best. The best. I will be grateful for the rest of my
life. And I’m going to have a long life.

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