mecalcole's Journey:

Patient: Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 63

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    May 30, 2012. Doctor called with biopsy results. Cancer in right breast. She said she wasn't real concerned about the microcalcifications in the left but the other area concerns her, so says definite surgery but waiting to do two biopsies on left before making any decisions on what type of surgery

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    June 6, stereotqctic biopsies (2) ended up laying on the table for 3 hours, they couldn't get 2 pictures of the site, ended up the dr thinks she missed the suspicious target. I felt so sorry for her cause she felt so bad about not hitting the target. But those things happen. So now we try getting information another way. Have MRI scheduled for June 12. However on the bright side the calcifications she did get came back as benign.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    6-8 Saw surgeon today. Lumpectomy or masectomy? Hard decision to make. I have one friend telling me go for the lumpectomy and another one saying masectomy just get rid of it, I am going to put it on hold until I see what information we can get from the MRI.

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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    MRI results - More sites

    Oh No

    Got results of MRI yesterday. The cancer in the right is more extensive than they first saw. There are 2 more sites that are suspicious. Have scheduled an MRI guided biopsy for Monday afternoon for 3 more biopsies. Left side will also be biopsied to get a definitive answer on that. This will make a total of six so far. Then back to see surgeon again on Friday.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    No cancer in left breast

    Celebration

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

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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Larger than originally thought

    Oh No

    Well, it went from thinking it was under 2 cm to looking like it is over 5 cm. I no longer have to make a decision between lumpectomy or masectomy. Lumpectomy is not an option any more. In a way it was kind of a relief, now to decide about reconstruction, I meet with the plastic surgeon next Friday to discuss it with him.

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