POB56's Journey with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Survivor: Breast Cancer > Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 10 years ago, Female, Age: 61, Stage II, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Yes, PR Positive: Yes

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    • POB56
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After following a calcium spot on my mamograms for 3 years, a joint decision was made between myself and my Breast Radiologist, Dr. Fuchs@ Winthrop radiology, to try and remove the calcium spot. It was very small about the size of a pin head. I am a nurse at Winthrop and had been seeing Dr. Fuchs every 6mos to follow the calcium spot. After 3 years and meny mamos I was tired and wanted it out. Convinced that it was negitive and just needed to go. At the same time my friend Dr. Fuchs thought it was a good time too.

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    • POB56
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

    S0 now it was time to get a needle biopsy. Dr. Fuchs explained everything and we set up the appointment for the following week. Dr. Fuchs did the biopsy herself. the proceedure was alittle uncomfortable and the position on the table with my left breast hanging through a hole was alittle unnerving but we got through it and Dr. Fuchs was able to see that she obtained the calcium spot after a couple of attempts. She said the results would take 5-7 days, but she would put a rush on it so I wouldn't have to wait the weekend, that was on a Tuesday. She also said I should take the rest of the week off because my breast would probably be sore. I did as I was told, but to be honest, I felt fine and could have gone to work the next day. I didn't, and took the days as a little vacation.

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    • POB56
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    Well that was a Tuesday as I said and I'm not expecting any word until Friday I hope. Totally convinced that this is a free couple of days off and theres no way this will be a positive result for Beast Cancer. Well on Thusday while sitting around on my porch enjoying the sounds of nature,( I have bird feeders close to porch), my home phone rings. having the portable receiver with me, I say Hello and hear its Dr. Fuchs! I think a cold chill went down my spine. It was only Thursday and the earliest would be Friday I thought....

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