Diagnosed - staceypMD

Oh No Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on April 21, 2012 View this journey (4 Experiences)

I had a mammogram in Sept. 2011 and had a lump in upper right breast which concerned me. I thought this lump was just hard muscle tissue from carrying a heavy work bag. I had follow-up mammogram March 12, 2012 and was told you need 2 biopsies. March 15, 2012 had three biopsies. 2 biopsies cancer 1 benign. April 3, 2012 had MRI on both breasts to decide lumpectomy or mastectomy. Results 2 smaller additional lumps found in right breast and 2 lumps in left breast. April 17, 2012 sonogram of 2 lumps in left breast look benign. Surgery date May 4, 2012 for lumpectomy on right breast, but could turn into a mastectomy if not enough healthy tissue found. I have strong faith in Jesus Christ to get me through this life changing experience. I am thankful to have the support of my family, church family, co-workers, and friends. I would like to gain new friends that are currently sharing my experience or surviors of my experience? I think I will need radiation and chemo. The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, MD. is a great facility with caring and supportive doctors, nurses, technicians, and other staff.

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    Alyce

    Welcome aboard, I think! Wish you did not have to be here but it is a good place to be......I have breast cancer, triple positive. They said surgery at first, then oncologist looked at the bone scan, ct scan, echocardiogram and said he thinks he can go from a mastectomy to a lumpectomy to possibly no surgery at all. So that is our game plan. First chemo was Monday 4/16, will be in treatment for 3 months, with chemo every 3rd week, off weeks, always in for labwork / bloodwork to monitor the progress of the chemo. I am also doing several things in my diet and with supplements to help offset the chemo and side effects. So far, it's all seems to be coming together. I have a strong team of prayer warriors praying and asking God for healing as well. The prayers are getting answered!!!!

    about 9 years ago
  • sylvia1963's Avatar
    sylvia1963

    Hi I'm from Baltimore ( ROSEDALE) and I wish have friends here to learn and about our experiences and learn how get some support.
    I'm going to double mastectomy and a week ago I had blood clot in my lung (pulmonary embolism).
    I'm taking coumadin an tamoxifen.... I have no idea When I can have breast reconstruction.
    Would you like to be my friend?
    Do you know anybody else with breast cancer?
    Where did you get some support ?
    Thanks
    God bless your heart.
    Sylvia

    over 7 years ago

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