A journalist who was diagnosed with breast cancer on Facebook Live has been given the all-clear.
Ali Meyer got the surprise of her life when she went for a mammogram test last October in order to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.
The married mum-of-four said on Facebook Live at the time: “I have breast cancer and I don’t have a ton of answers right 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 place.
“Because I’m only 40 the doctors recommended that I have genetic testing so I have already done that,” she continues.
News 4 has reported on Meyer’s journey since it was revealed that she was battling the illness.
She has shared details of her treatment journey on her Facebook and Instagram pages and urges women of all ages to get themselves checked.
Her story was featured on a News 4 special on Tuesday night and shows her having consultations with surgeons.
She attended Stephenson Cancer Center for her mammogram and a Breast Health radiologist found cancerous calcifications in her right breast.
“This has been hard and shocking. It does rock you to your core,” Meyer said on Facebook Live a day after her diagnosis.
“You guys have been really supportive, and I appreciate it so much. This is not the news I was hoping to tell you about to raise breast cancer awareness.”
Ali claimed that she did not have any of the genetic mutations for the illness and after speaking to surgeons she was told she would have to have her right breast removed as part of her treatment. However, she managed to overcome it.
In the Facebook footage, Dr Masters explains: “If it’s safe to do for the patient, then more breast surgeons and plastic surgeons are opting to keep the nipple and areola.
“Fortunately for you, you had a tumor that was more favorable. Sparing the nipple and areola was a good option for you.”
Here’s to you, Ali!