On February 8,2017, at the age of 38 years old I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My 4 month old son saved my life. I found the lump in my right breast after my breasts shrank from no longer breast feeding him. He was born with a condition that altered his ability to digest a protein. If he didn’t have this condition and I didn’t stop breast feeding I don’t know where I would be today. I know that every mother has s special relationship with their child but I will be forever greatful for the bond that I share with my son. Cancer is much more of an emotional disease than people realize. The emotional side-effects of my diagnosis were much worse and harder to overcome than any of the physical side effects of treatment.