Actress Erin Cumming’s Breast Cancer

Erin Cumming

American actress Erin Cummings is wedded to actor Tom Degnan, well known for his role as Joey Buchanan on the American soap opera One Life to Live. The duo gets hitched back in July 2016.

The 40-year-old actress, sadly, was diagnosed with breast cancer just two months later her wedding. Right now, when she is struggling with cancer how is her affair with husband Tom? Is the couple bliss together? Know the specifics here.

Erin Cumming’s Married Life With Husband Tom Degnan

The Feed the Breast star was married to Tom Degnan on 2 July 2016 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Reportedly, they are the first ever celebrity couple to tied a knot at the historic church.

Everything looked impeccable and well-formed until the newly married couple found out about cancer. Just after two months, Erin learned that she was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

She said,

“When we said, ‘In sickness and in health,’ we had no idea what was right around the corner,”
Thoroughly, it seems like Tom has not blown over his promise in sickness and in health for the reason that he is doing whatever he can to help his wife battle the disease. They are very on cloud nine together and nothing can change the love that they have for each other.

The star Erin is very active on her social media and her posts obviously justify that they are very happy in their nuptial life.

Erin Cumming’s Confrontation With Tragic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

The Dark House actress was investigated with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma just two months after her marriage.

It is a kind of cancer that set up in the duct and breach the fatty tissue of the breast at the periphery of the duct representing about 80% of all forms of all breast cancer.

She has gone through few forms of chemotherapies and most possibly recovering from the carcinoma,

Erin is active on Twitter and as the month of October is the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month, she takes advantage of her social sites promoting awareness against the cause among her fans.

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)

It is sometimes called infiltrating ductal carcinoma, is the most common type of breast cancer. In general, 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas.

Invasive refers that cancer has “invaded” or trasmit to the surrounding breast tissues.

Ductal refers that cancer initiates in the milk ducts, which are the “pipes” that carry milk from the milk-producing lobules to the nipple.

Carcinoma means any cancer that starts in the skin or other tissues that cover internal organs such as breast tissue.

On the whole, “Invasive Ductal Carcinoma” refers to cancer which has broken through the wall of the milk duct and initiated to trespass the tissues of the breast. Additionally, invasive ductal carcinoma can transmit to the lymph nodes and probably to other areas of the body.

Conferring to the American Cancer Society, more than 180,000 women in the United States find out they are suffering from invasive breast cancer each year. Majority of them are diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma.

Even though invasive ductal carcinoma can affect women at any age, it is more typical as women grow older. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately two-thirds of women are 55 or older when they are diagnosed with an invasive breast cancer. However, invasive ductal carcinoma also affects men.

Symptoms of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

In the beginning, invasive ductal carcinoma may not cause any symptoms. Generally, an abnormal area turns up on a screening mammogram (X-ray of the breast), which give rise to further testing.

In some cases, the initial sign of invasive ductal carcinoma is a new lump or mass in the breast that you or your doctor can feel.

According to the American Cancer Society, any of the following weird changes in the breast can be an initial sign of breast cancer, including invasive ductal carcinoma:

  • Swelling of all or part of the breast
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
  • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • A lump in the underarm area

Written by Anne W. Hansen

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