My name is Jamelle Singleton. I am currently fighting Stage 3 Breast Cancer. I have been married for 5 years and I have 3 kids, 1 daughter and 2 bonus children! My husband is a teacher and I work for Cigna.
My cancer journey started as a caregiver for my mother. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in May 2019. 3 months later she passed away in August 2019. Then and my grandmother passed away 5 months later in January of 2020 at 94 years old.
A month later I started to have pain in my left breast and then noticed a small amount of blood coming from my nipple. I went to the doctor who ordered a mammogram and biopsy. I was officially diagnosed with Stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that had spread to the lymph nodes in my armpit. My cancer is HER2 Positive and weakly positive for estrogen and progesterone.
I completed 6 rounds of chemotherapy in September 2020, had a bilateral mastectomy in October 2020, and just finished 20 rounds of radiation a few weeks ago in early 2021. 8 months into my journey I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am finishing up my HER2 Antibody treatments, I will be having my breast reconstruction surgery later this year, and I will be on Hormone Therapy for the next 10 years.
The good news is that all of my treatments thus far have been successful and I’ve been pushing through! This has been a long journey and I wouldn’t have been able to get through it without my family, friends, and Thrivers! I am truly blessed to be able to be here to tell you all my story!