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Nov 10, 2018 Latest post:
Jan 10, 2020
Welcome to Amy’s CaringBridge website. Amy’s journey the next few months may be be exhausting, frustrating, and just downright HARD. But, it’s safe to say — with friends and family members like you — it will also be filled with love and laughter.
Please consider this page your one-stop spot for updates on Amy’s treatment and diagnosis. We’ll also post anecdotes, the occasional photo, and list ways for you to help. In the meantime, Amy appreciates your prayers, support and words of encouragement.
Diagnosis In early October 2018, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer, specifically Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC), stage 2A. IDC is sometimes called infiltrating ductile carcinoma and is the most common type of breast cancer. About 80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductile carcinoma.
On October 24, Amy had a lumpectomy performed at Kaiser Tyson’s Corner, an outpatient surgical center. The surgeon removed a 1.1 cm tumor. Margins were clear, but they did detect cancer in the sentinel lymph node.
This means she’ll undergo chemotherapy for roughly 4 months, take a little break, and then go through a round of radiation. The chemo will begin after Thanksgiving 2018, once she has fully healed from the lumpectomy.
For now, Amy is resting & getting her home and immediate family ready for her chemo treatment. If you’d like to post comments or words of encouragement, please do so on this site.
We will update this site each time we have new information - so check back often!