Karen’s Story — Karen had just had a routine Mammogram and three months later while in the shower, she accidentally located a small lump about the size of a marble on her breast.
As it turned out, Karen was diagnosed with a microscopic, rare yet very aggressive type of breast cancer — Triple Negative HER2. Karen was not a carrier of any of the high risk genes for breast cancer (BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2) and also had no family history of the disease.
Karen underwent 4 months of chemotherapy suffered a lot of painful side effects and eventually had a double mastectomy.
Karen’s Story on AZ Family.com – “The Art of Survival”
SPREAD THE WORD!
Karen wants to spread the word on the importance of self breast-examinations, stating, “NEVER simply rely on annual mammograms and physicals!”
Karen and Mark were forced to cancel a full year of their art exhibits forfeiting their main and only source of income. As self-employed artists, they now have found themselves in a tough spot financially — faced with numerous medical bills and the possibility of having to file bankruptcy. MyBosom.com encourages the community to help Karen Klay through the GiveForward Organization.