Breast Cancer Survivor :  Now Cheering People On

Whitney Robinson is a loving wife, mom, friend, teacher and servant of God. She has dedicated 25 years to educating elementary students and takes pride teaching in her community. Robinson is also a cheer mom turned coach for Lowndes High School, something that brings her great joy. 

 In 2019, Robinson received the most shocking news from her doctor: breast cancer.

She explained how it was the grace of God that she found out when she did. One night in February, Robinson decided to give herself a breast exam in which she found a lump. Feeling compelled to go to the doctor the next day, her doctor confirmed the news she already knew.

Robinson described the lump in her breast as big as a gumball saying, “I don’t know how I didn’t feel it before, but I hadn’t. There was just something inside me that knew that it was cancer.” 

Once the cancer was confirmed, Robinson’s doctor was honest and explained how serious her case was. Her diagnosis was stage 2B-3A, which was due to the prognosis and the size of the tumor (almost two centimeters). One of the first procedures that occurred was a biopsy at South Georgia Medical. She then received more treatments in Clearwater, Florida which included a breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI helped identify that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, something that wasn’t originally shown in her biopsy. 19 lymph nodes were taken out during her surgery in which cancer was found in a handful of them. Robinson also had to go through a double mastectomy. Because the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes, the next step was chemotherapy, in which she also began in Clearwater.

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