Just Diagnosed - MaryHath

Oh No Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on July 26, 2020 View this journey (1 Experience)

I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago, but it is small (less than 2 cm) and early. It was not a huge shock because two of my mother’s sisters died of breast cancer. I have decided on bilateral mastectomy (not nipple-sparing). If pathology on lymph nodes is positive, I will also have radiation therapy. I am thankful that I have a plan in place, a great medical team, awesome support from family and friends, and good insurance coverage.

5 Comments
  • Bug's Avatar
    Bug

    You also have a great attitude! Very best wishes to you.

    9 days ago
  • savingrace's Avatar
    savingrace

    That is wonderful. I wish you the very best.

    9 days ago
  • beachbum5817's Avatar
    beachbum5817

    You also have a lot of people here at WhatNext that will be here for you. Things don't seem so overwhelming once you have a plan in place. Keep us posted on how you are doing. If we can help with any questions that you may have, don't hesitate to ask. Take care.

    9 days ago
  • legaljen1969's Avatar
    legaljen1969

    My thoughts are with you. Mine was detected super early as just "calcifications" seen on a mammogram. You are so right- having a plan in place makes things so much easier to handle. And good insurance coverage- YES.
    Well, now you have the WhatNext team too.
    Just get this thing done and keep us posted.

    9 days ago
  • hikerchick's Avatar
    hikerchick

    Great approach! I had bilateral with no radiation or anything 9 1/2 years ago. So glad I did not have reconstruction and go through those problems. Recreational prosthetics suit me just fine!

    9 days ago

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