Susan Castriota is a dog lover and an author. But in Susan’s case, her dog, Bella, a white Havenese, may be much more than “man’s best friend!”
She loved Bella. In fact, Susan wrote a series of children’s books about anti-bullying that features her cherished dog Bella.
It all started in 2013. Bella started hopping up on Susan’s bed and poking and sniffing at her breast every morning.
Susan didn’t know what to think, and started shooing the dog away, not really realizing what the dog might be trying to tell her. But the dog was pretty persistent, and kept at it every morning.
A couple of months later, Susan went in for her regularly scheduled mammogram. They found a lump, which was later determined to be invasive lobular carcinoma, the second most common form of breast cancer.
Susan underwent treatment requiring a double mastectomy, chemo, and reconstructive surgery. She is recovering beautifully and is deeply grateful to her dog, Bella.
It wasn’t until Susan was receiving her biopsy that she realized that her beloved dog had been trying to tell her something. The spot where the biopsy was being done on her breast was the exact spot the dog was poking and sniffing on.
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