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    Procedure or Surgery (Egg Freezing): Due to my young age, I am choosing to freeze my eggs. The procedure only takes about 12 days in total which is comforting because then as soon as it is over I can start my treatment.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Diagnosed with IDC on 8/15/12, Stage 1, Grade 2 breast cancer. It could not be ruled out originally so I was not "too" surprised when they found it. Tumor was <1cm. My margins were clear which was amazing news. The negative news was that upon further testing they found what they call isolated tumor cells in my two sentinel lymphnodes. The whole lymphnodes weren't positive which is why it did not come up during testing while I was in surgery.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Sentinel lymph node biopsy): Had a sentinel lymph node biopsy on 8/8 during BMX to determine if cancer had spread to lymphnodes (2 sentinel nodes and 1 non-sentinel node were taken for testing). Upon initial testing, lymphnodes came back negative for cancer cells therefore none were removed during surgery.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Implant)): Had BMX with immediate reconstruction on 8/8 with tissue expanders.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): Had a bilateral mastectomy on 8/8.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Diagnosed on 7/30 with DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3, comedo-type breast cancer, IDC could not be ruled out at that time.