Souers and her mom, Alsebre Davis, were devastated, but she knew that her family and close friends would support her.
“It was an early stage cancer with small foci scattered over a large area of breast. Because of the size of the lesion and family history, a shared decision was made to do a mastectomy to remove the entire area,” Jasra said.
On Jan. 24, 2017, Souers had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction surgery. She then underwent 25 rounds of proton therapy radiation at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.
“When diagnosed at an early stage, breast cancer has a good prognosis with treatment. Jasmine proactively sought help when she noticed symptoms and was appropriately referred by Dr. Rowan,” Jasra said. “We did a further work-up with a breast MRI, even though clinical examination, mammogram and ultrasound were unremarkable. This helped with early diagnosis and breast cancer treatment. Jasmine went through the entire treatment courageously, which is truly inspiring.”