I was diagnosed with breast cancer on September 3, 2015 at the Wende Breast Clinic in Rochester during a routine mammogram. It was the week before my 48th birthday. Though it initially looked like Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), later pathology reports confirmed that I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Stage 2, HER2+. Because the abnormal area in my left breast was over 4 inches long, I had to have a unilateral mastectomy on September 24. I had ten lymph nodes removed, and two had cancer in them. I am getting chemotherapy now: Taxotere, Carboplatin, and Herceptin. The worst of the chemo will be finished at the end of February 2016. I will get Herceptin until October 2016.