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    Radiation (External radiation ): Will begin this in January

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy): Recovery was longer time than expected. It has been 5 weeks now and I am finally able to return to work. Been a long and exhausting experience.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): The surgery went well and came back with clear margins however the tisue wasnt taken from correct area so I had to go in for another surgery to remove breast because of my breast size another lumpectomy would have disfigured me to pont of not worth saving the breast. I also didnt feel comfortable at this point in not having a mascetomy.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Really thought it was a cyst. Doctor even thought nothing to worry about until biopsy came back positive for cancer. Really thought I was having a nigtmare and someone needed to wake me up. My daughter was getting married in 4 months and I couldn't imagine how to get through this and still be strong enough for her and final details of wedding.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Axillary Lymph Node Dissection): This surgery very painful and recovery from was not as expected. 5 injections prior to surgery almost made me pass out and I am one that can tolerate pain. Ended up with infection under my arm and was in pain for 3 weeks after surgery durng which time doctor had started my chemotherapy on top of it.