Diagnosed - NancyK

Oh No Associated with Mixed Tumors, Breast Cancer. Posted on June 18, 2012 View this journey (10 Experiences)

I think with breast cancer there’s always the unexpected, and it starts with the diagnosis. I had had my annual physical and mammogram the week before, and the doctor said everything looked really great. I was out of town on business teaching a class, when I had a call from the doctor’s office, asking me to come in that day. That can’t be good, can it… So I asked to speak to the doctor and she came on the line, and she said: “I hate to do this on the phone, but you have breast cancer.” Oh no!

And then I went back to teaching a class with this horrible knowledge.

I had a biopsy as soon as I returned home. The surgeon said I had multiple DCIS and a vague shadow. The lumpectomy went as planned and the surgeon was happy, but the path report showed an invasive ductal carcinoma in addition to multiple DCIS. Oh No!

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