Hi! My name is Allyson Darnell. I am 43 years old and celebrating my 2nd year cancer free. I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma in April 2017 at the age of 41. I underwent 5 months of chemo therapy, 1 year of Herceptin, 20 rounds of radiation and a lumpectomy. I then did one year of a new drug call Nerlynx for a year that I am excited to say I just finished 2 months ago. I will continue to take Tamoxifen for the next 5-10 years. I am so excited to be here! I am so thankful everyday that I get to continue to see my 11 year old son grow and family. Being connected to Beaumont Caring and Sharing and Gilda's Club has been a huge help in treatment and recovery. I would like to thank all my family and friends that have supported and continue to support me. You have helped me to become stronger than I ever thought possible.