Katrina Craiker



How breast cancer changed my life

Getting diagnosed at the age of 27 was not what I expected it to be. Finding out my diagnosis already at Stage 2B changed my life. Getting tested positive for ER/PR +, and having the BRCA 2 Gene mutation wasn’t what I planned my life to be. I did 16 rounds of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy with reconstruction, a full hysterectomy to prevent from having ovarian cancer and doing 25 radiation treatments is exhausting, but in the end it was worth it.

I lost myself when I went through this journey. I was angry, frustrated, upset. Knowing the fact I can’t have children is very upsetting but I know it’ll be a matter of time I’ll be myself again. I have become such a strong and positive person. I’m a good, caring and loving person. I am starting to love myself again day by day. I’m starting to become stronger and stronger each day.

My quote is “The body can achieves what the mind believes, girl you already have what it takes, you can and you will because you got this.”

I have learned so much from having breast cancer, and I am proud to say I’m a pink sister for life