I was not feeling well one day and as I was taking a shower, I found a very hard lump under here,” says Tej Bains, pointing to a spot just under her armpit. “I normally ignore stuff and don’t go to doctors, but at work a friend said, ‘No, you need to check’ and that’s how they found out. Cancer. It all of a sudden hits you. It’s very silent, you never know. It was stage 2, but if I had ignored it, it could have gone on to stage 3 or 4. Right now I’m cancer free. I jumped for joy when I got the news. I had to double check with the doctor, ‘Are you sure?’ I feel so blessed. The team of UCLA doctors made a rough journey easy to go through. They were amazing people.