The image above is from her latest book "Then Came Life," which chronicles her journey the past 16 years since her diagnosis. At 27, Geralyn Lucas thought she had it all. To the shock of Lucas and her husband, a surgeon- in-training and her doctor, the biopsy revealed the presence of estrogen-negative breast cancer, an aggressive and harder-to-treat form of the disease.
It all started with her choice of lipstick to wear for her mastectomy. At a. She was in a dressing cubicle at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, getting ready to be wheeled into surgery for her mastectomy.
Photo: WireImage. Geralyn Lucus is a year-old journalist, best-selling authorTV producer, and married mother of two. I felt alone.
After all, she is a television journalist turned director of public affairs for the Lifetime channel. Now, her life unrolls in front of the camera instead of behind it, as the book-based film of the same title has its premiere at 9 tonight on the channel for which she works. Lucas, now 39, said during a recent lunch interview that included a celebratory glass of Champagne.
My mammogram showed two masses in my right breast. Two days before my biopsy I knelt in prayer to find strength for whatever was to come my way. We can all relate to having an inner voice in whatever form it looks like which guides us.
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Suddenly, her world became a blur of appointments with surgeons and emotional breakdowns. Her book's catchy title belies its substantial content: this is an honest, perceptive memoir from a feisty survivor who's willing to discuss every detail, like getting sick in cabs during chemo treatments, baldness and sex. In fact, the book opens with Lucas, who's now 36, recounting her visit to a New York topless bar as she agonizes over losing a breast and contemplates reconstructive surgery.
It is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Geralyn Lucas. The book and the TV movie, depict Geralyn Lucas's fight with breast cancer. Lucas is then diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 and has a dilemma — whether to have a lumpectomy or the potentially safer mastectomy.