In late 2019, I went in for what I thought was a routine mammogram. The radiologist reading my images told me there was an area of concern and that I should schedule a diagnostic ultrasound. At the ultrasound appointment a few days later, the tech lingered on an area of my left breast, and frowned at the screen. I knew then it would be bad. Another mammogram and several doctor visits later, it was certain: I had breast cancer.