CLINTON -- From the moment the surgeon walked through the door, Jamie Abshire's life would be forever changed.
The wife and mother of two was concerned about a lump in her breast that wouldn't go away. A biopsy confirmed her worst fears. The lump was cancer, and Abshire was told it was feeding off her hormones. She was diagnosed with HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) breast cancer. HER2 is a gene that can play a role in the development of breast cancer, according to breastcancer.org.
At the age of 30, Abshire didn't think breast cancer would be among her list of concerns. Instead, she thought she would be busy raising her two children, ages 6 and 9.