A cousin of mine was recently diagnosed with bc. Hers is hormonal, which mine was not. She said it is early, about 2cm and has been referred to an onc who is "highly recommended" and " one of the best around". After she met with this onc she said she will be having a lumpectomy and radiation, with possible chemo. The doctor felt something in a lymph node, and took some fluid from it to have tested. He also took some blood to run a genetic test for the cancer gene, in which case it will more than likely be a double mastectomy. He said there appears to be a "trail", so once he goes in to do lumpectomy, if it is worse than thought, he may have to do an immediate mastectomy. Maybe it is the way she is explaining it, but this idea of changing from a lumpectomy to an immediate mastectomy while she is unconscious and unaware bothers me. No one want to have multiple surgeries, but this brings to mind the way they used to do things years ago. I am encouraging her to get a second even third opinion and advised her it shouldn't be with someone in the same practice.View Thread
Hmm, we seem to have 119 in common. Mine said I joined this group this year, but my last activity was 119 years ago. didn't realize computers had been around that long. No idea what I was doing as I have forgetten anything from my past life/lives.
Seriously, keep up the good work. But don't rush things either. I guess somewhere in the middle is good for now.
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