Rachelle Elliott, 37, has Stage 1 breast cancer
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Rachelle Elliott is a dentist with her own practice in Northeast Portland. She’s 37, married and has 2 little girls.
Recently she discovered a small lump in her breast and decided to have it checked out. She’s so glad she did — doctors caught her cancer early.
“I was having a little bit of discomfort in kind of my armpit area and I stumbled upon a small lump,” she said.
A friend shared her breast cancer story and “that encouraged me to get it checked.”
She’s been working with a Portland area oncologist and this week called the health care provider — which she wants to keep confidential — to schedule a lumpectomy. But