Louise Adams, Breast Cancer Survivor
Louise in Her Own Words
Part of Louise's breast cancer journey included breast reconstruction with Dr. Benjamin Eskra.
It was New Year’s Eve 2018. I got a phone call that I’ll never forget; it was a doctor sharing the news that I had breast cancer. I was shocked; I did not have a family history or any symptoms. But Dr. Kevin Cregan, radiologist put me at ease right away. He said the cancer was at an early stage, and he answered all of my questions. His calm, positive demeanor set the pace for my journey.
Quickly, I decided to take on the personal motto of, “No fear. Just faith,” and the very next week I met with my Oncologist, Dr. Samer Kasbari, who thoroughly explained his course of treatment. At the advice of family and friends, I met with a few doctors out of town to get opinions about my care. Wayne UNC was the only team that made me feel right at home. From the onset, my entire team was excellent. I believe I could not have received better care anywhere.
Ultimately, I decided to get a bilateral mastectomy in April and reconstructive surgery by Dr. Benjamin Eskra in June to help restore what the cancer had taken away.
Today, I am happy to report that I am breast cancer free. I hope my experience can show others how important it is to get a mammogram every year. Had I not been on top of my yearly mammograms, I don’t feel my diagnosis would have been as it was. I believe the cancer would have been caught at a more advanced stage. But because I had my yearly mammogram, we were able to catch the cancer at the earliest possible stage.