My Cancer Journey

blogger cancer story

blogger cancer story In 2012, right smack dab in the middle of my first pregnancy, I learned that I had an extremely rare tumor called a paraganglioma, only 5% of which are cancerous. I was able to wait until after a safe delivery of my little Lucy girl, and then began a series of scans and consultations to best deal with the excision of the tumor which had started growing into my carotid artery and lymph nodes. It was cancer. The next year was absolutely life changing, and you can read about some of my thoughts about the tumor, surgery, and emotions of dealing with cancer in these posts: