An Oklahoma journalist was diagnosed with breast cancer after she had first streamed her first mammogram for the breast cancer awareness month.
Ali Meyer, 41, celebrated her 40th birthday last year and everything seemed fine until she had a breast cancer screening exam six months later in October 2018.
But moments later the Oklahoma & # 39; s news 4 reporter appears sobbing in images while the married mother of four received the devastating diagnosis.
She claimed on Facebook Live: & # 39; I have breast cancer and I don't have tons of answers yet, but I'm going to have an MRI next week to confirm exactly what we're dealing with and get a plan of action in situ.
Oklahoma journalist Ali Meyer (photo) was diagnosed with breast cancer after streaming her first mammogram for breast cancer awareness month
Meyer said that everything seemed fine until she had a breast cancer screening in October 2018 and received a devastating diagnosis
& # 39; Because I am only 40 years old, the doctors recommended that I have done genetic testing, so I have already done that & she said at the time of her diagnosis.
News 4 has reported Meyer's trip because it has been revealed that she has been fighting the disease for the past 12 months.
She has shared details of her treatment journey on her Facebook and Instagram pages while encouraging women to ensure that they have mammograms regularly.
Her story was shown in a News 4 special on Tuesday evening and shows her while she had consultations with surgeons.
She went to Stephenson Cancer Center for her mammogram and a breast cancer radiologist found cancerous calcifications in her right breast.
& # 39; This was difficult and shocking. It rocks you to the bone, & Meyer said the day after her diagnosis on Facebook Live.
& # 39; You have really given a lot of support, and I appreciate it so much. This is not the news that I was hoping to tell you about raising breast cancer awareness. & # 39;
Ali claimed that she had no genetic mutation for the disease, and after talking to surgeons, she was told that she should have her right breast removed as part of her treatment.
Ali Meyer, a married mother of four girls, claimed she was grateful for a life that was out of luck with happiness until she had a mammogram as part of her work showing that she had breast cancer
KFOR has now reported Meyer's trip because it has been revealed that she has been fighting the disease privately for the past 12 months
li Meyer had a mammogram for breast cancer awareness month in October 2018 and was later diagnosed with non-invasive ductal breast cancer
She said she was initially destroyed by the recommendation, but surgeons helped her understand that breast augmentation was her best choice and not as invasive as she had imagined.
Meyer said: & I entered the Lakeside Ladies Hospital for the right side, skin-saving, nipple-saving breast amputation.
& # 39; Although an operation was my choice, it felt like forced mutilation. It felt like cancer was stealing a part of my body away from me. & # 39;
Fortunately, the operation went well and she revealed that plastic surgeon Dr. Oscar Masters & # 39; has put me back together nicely & # 39 ;.
Dr. Breast Health Network Radiologist Richard Falk, (photo), found cancer in Meyer's right breast after her mammogram. She is pictured with him above
Meyer claimed that she had none of the genetic mutations for the disease, and after talking to surgeons, she was told to have her right breast removed
In the Facebook videos Dr. Masters from: & # 39; If it's safe for the patient to do, choose more breast surgeons and plastic surgeons to maintain the nipple and areola.
& # 39; Fortunately, you had a tumor that was more favorable. Saving the nipple and areola was a good option for you.
Meyer then says: “My surgical options, my recovery and my outcome were all better because my mammogram had found the cancer before I even knew it was there.
& # 39; I will never stop mammograms. I will never stop telling women to take care of their bodies and schedule their mammograms. & # 39;
Meyer joined News 4 in July 2000, anchored the News 4 Morning Show and submitted special reports for the news at 10 p.m.
Meyer had camera & # 39; s plastic surgeon Dr. Oscar Masters perform film recordings
Meyer said surgeons helped her understand that breast augmentation was her best choice and would not be as invasive as she had imagined
She received four regional Emmy Awards for her research and lengthy reporting work and received a National News Emmy Award as part of the KFOR team reporting of the Moore Tornado 2013.
She added: & # 39; It's been a year since diagnosis, and it's another month for breast cancer. This year I had my second, annual, 3D screening mammogram.
& # 39; I am excited and relieved to tell you that my mammogram was clear and showed no signs of breast cancer. & # 39;
Claire Turmelle, marketing coordinator at Stephenson Cancer Center, made the appointment of Meyer because she had reported on two Oklahoma women who shared their breast cancer trip with News 4 in October 2018.
Special stated in an interview for the news: & # 39; I think you have shown people a very strong and powerful path to deal with breast cancer.
& # 39; Being informed, getting opinions, knowing your options and showing women that not every trip is the same. & # 39;
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