SURVIVOR SPOTLIGHT: DIAMOND P
Diamond P’s journey began in November 2020. She went to see her doctor because she felt that something was wrong with her breasts.
“My breasts became entirely too big for my body frame,” Diamond P said. “I went from a C cup to an F cup within 30 days.”
“Very much not normal,” she added. Diamond P requested to have a breast reduction.
January 5, 2021 Diamond P had surgery at Northside Hospital Atlanta. Her plastic surgeon sent some of the breast tissue to Pathology for testing. Shortly thereafter, Diamond P received a call from her doctor that cancer had been detected in her left breast.
“I was shocked by this news,” she said.
Over the next few weeks, Diamond P had numerous appointments at Northside, including multiple mammograms and ultrasounds, a biopsy and genetic testing and more.
Diamond P has a family history of breast cancer, but she had no idea until after undergoing genetic testing and more added testing.
Once all of the results came in, Diamond P was referred to Dr. J. Patrick Luke at Surgical Specialists of Atlanta, a Northside network provider.
On November 9, 2021, she had a bilateral mastectomy and began receiving weekly fluid in her tissue expanders to prepare for future implants.
“My reaction to my diagnosis was my viewpoint on life: always look at the bigger picture, remain focused, be positive and always keep God first,”Diamond P said.
She added that her diagnosis has had a “beautiful” but crazy impact on her life, because she gets to share her story and experience with other women who may be scared to speak up about changes to their body or get tested.
Today, Diamond P said her health is “absolutely great.” despite her many surgeries and long journey ahead of her, she remains very positive and confident about her health. Her next surgery date is scheduled for October 31, 2023, let’s keep her in our prayers.
This young lady definitely has a story to tell, her testimony is something that EVERYONE needs to hear.
“I want to take this time to thank EVERYONE at Northside for their hospitality, I promise you that giving up is never an option, I may bend, however, I will NEVER fold. I got this.”
This story is also dedicated to Diamond P late son Jordan Malik; rest in heaven.