Elissa Kalver, of Woodland Hills, California, underwent an ultrasound, mammogram, and biopsy after her husband Eric discovered a lump in her breast when she was 34 years old.
Now 35, the mom of one has opened up about being diagnosed with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, a fast-growing, metastatic disease.
“(None of the pain) was near my breasts. I was 34, so you don’t do mammograms or anything particular anyway,” Kalver told TODAY. “We found out that it had also spread all throughout my liver. My liver was covered with cancer and my lower spine. That’s when I found out it was stage 4.”