Smile's Journey with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcin...

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Female, Age: 55

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    • Smile
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Went to ob/gyn for pap (every three years). Dr. did breast exam. Very lumpy. He asks, would you like those cysts drained again? Sure I said. Third poke and he turns as white as a ghost (solid, no fluid). This begins my journey.

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    • Smile
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I met with the breast surgeon. She went over the biopsy (drew picture, very helpful). She shared her opinion with me which was to have the breast removed (4.5 cm, rather small breasts). I made no immediate decision. I went home and started my very extensive research.

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    • Smile
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) ...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
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