Television journalist diagnosed with  After agreeing to submit her mammogram live for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Ali Mayer, 41, of Oklahoma, initially seemed calm while sharing preparations for what he thought would be a routine screening in October 2018, but later filmed sobbing after his surprising diagnosis.
She agreed to broadcast her first mammogram on Facebook to raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screening.
But reporter KFOR was left to boast about the result: "Okay, so I was hoping for a routine little mammogram and it didn't happen," she told viewers.
"I was sure that today we would have nothing, but here we are … I have breast cancer and I still don't have the answer.
"But I will do an MRI next week to confirm what we are dealing with and get a plan of action in place."
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Ali went on to explain how she was going to be affected by the unexpected diagnosis.
"It was difficult and shocking," she said. "
" That brings you to the bottom. This is not the news I hoped for tell you about raising awareness for breast cancer, but that's what I got. "
Ali was diagnosed with non-invasive ductile breast cancer in his right breast.
Although one of the most surviving forms of the disease , Ali was initially upset after doctors warned she might have to remove her entire right ear. the breast.
"It felt like involuntary mutilation, like cancer stealing part of my body," she said
But after discussing treatment options with surgeons, four moms realized mastectomy was the best solution for her, and she wouldn't be as invasive as she feared. Fortunately, the surgery went well and she revealed that plastic surgeon Dr. Oscar Masters "brought me back together beautifully."
Since her unexpected diagnosis, News 4 reports the trip to Meyer's breast cancer, and The reporter also shared details of his treatment progress on his Facebook and Instagram pages in
The good news is that Ali is considered cancer-free after doctors told him that swift and decisive action could help be " most likely to be completely healed. ”
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Ali returned for yet another mammogram for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will continue to share her story to help help raise awareness of the importance of screening.
"Boys, I had no family history, no lumps, no worries, no genetic mutation for breast cancer," she wrote in an Instagram post.
"I was a perfectly healthy 40 year old woman with zero suspicion that I had cancer cells in my body. And yet … there were … tiny, cancerous calcifications inside the milk ducts in my right breast.
"For days I've wished I hadn't had this mammogram. I just wanted to not know. Of course, in the end I feel grateful to have caught the disease at an early stage .. & I know that my treatment was easier for early diagnosis.
"This is October. Love yourself enough to take care of your body. The mammogram screening schedule today. ”
According to Macmillan Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. DCIS is when there are cancer cells in the breast ducts. However, these cells are contained (in situ) and do not spread to normal breast tissue.
As in the case of Ali, DCIS can be screened for mammograms and is usually diagnosed when women have breast screening.