Sharon Ann Merritt                                   

  Breast Cancer Advocate

 

It is my ministry to advocate for cryoablation, Dr. Holmes, and the many women who can benefit from this procedure. In the year since I had my cryoablation I have had the privilege of sharing with many other ladies who have now also been spared surgery through cryoablation. I spend countless hours on Facebook getting the word out and supporting the ladies no matter which journey the chose. It’s important that ladies know all their choices and make their own informed decision when facing a breast cancer or DCIS diagnosis. Doctors should present all possible options, make their recommendations, and then respect the ladies right to choose what they are comfortable with, not dictate what they “have” to do. After all, the ladies are the ones that must live with the decision and the outcome, not the doctor. I have been very blessed with a team of doctors that educate me on all my options, let me do my research and then respect my choices even if they disagree. It wasn’t easy to find my doctors, I fired a few doctors along the way. Cancer is stressful enough on its own. It’s important to have supportive doctors who you respect and who respect you. Its also extremely important that you do your own research. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If a doctor doesn’t want to answer your questions, find one that will. Take one day at a time and breathe. You can get through this!  

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