Article Talk: Breast Cancer Patients and Previvors Face Tough Decisions

Started by Mamawb6234 , October 26, 2018
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I have been a breast cancer survivor for 21 years. On my annual visit with my oncologist, she discovered a lump in the same breast where one was found 21 years ago. I had decided to have a lumpectomy with axillary dissection at that time, followed with chemo, radiation, and hormone therapy. My oncologist moved my annual Mammogram up and an ultrasound. It showed a suspicious area and recommended a biopsy. I'm scheduled to see a surgeon on Monday. I must decide if I want to have a double mastectomy if the biopsy is positive. The article today from another survivor having to make the same decision hit home with me. I had asked the oncologist was I finally cured on my visit before she found the lump. She told me then that although it had been a long time, doctors don't like to use the "c" word.
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