Pink Abtober Story Spotlight: Angie Parkhouse*
October 31, 2016
The Spotlight Is On Angie
Angie Parkhouse is a member at Burn Boot Camp Mallard Creek. She was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago.
Angie’s family never had any breast cancer in their family, but her husband still urged her to get checked. Finally after five months, Angie’s husband made her the appointment.
She kept going in for mammograms until she had two needle biopsies in areas of concern. Her results came back irregular, but didn’t show any signs of cancer. The doctors still scheduled her for a lumpectomy.
Before her lumpectomy, Angie went in for another mammogram in order to make the area of operation. She was ordered to have another biopsy on the other side of her breast. Immediately, she knew she would need a mastectomy.
After the second biopsy, she got the call where the doctors told her that her results showed cancer. She finally chose to have a double mastectomy.
Her advice is to always be checked early and regularly. Self-checking can’t always catch breast cancer in time!
Physical Therapy helped her to regain mobility for her upper body. Additionally, she says that Burn Boot Camp has helped build strength back.