First Amy and I would like to thank you for the outpouring of prayers, love and generosity all of you have shown. We are truly blessed and very thankful to have such great friends and cannot express in words alone what this means to us. This new experience has been emotional at times and the loving support we have been receiving brings another whole different happy/tearful emotion. Going through cancer a 3rd time is certainly not what anybody wants to go through, however with the support of “Amy’s Army” it will be much easier. Amy's Army is Scoggins Strong!
Now for the history. As many of you already know, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and went through a double mastectomy and reconstruction. She was re-diagnosed in 2009 and went through this once again, this time with radiation and chemo-therapy. Since the surgery in 2009, she has been cancer-free. Recently Amy started experiencing some issues and visited several doctors. It seemed that each doctor found something different and a couple biopsies and many tests were performed. While we were optimistic after the test results, the last biopsy came back with a diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in her female parts. It was determined that surgery would be performed to remove the tumor and the lymph nodes. Evidently the location of this type of cancer is pretty rare. Our hope was that after the surgery the results would show the tumor was removed with clean margins and the lymph nodes were clear. The good news is that the surgery went well and the 1st visit with the doctor post-surgery he indicated the recovery was going well. The bad news is cancer was found in both lymph nodes and was reported to be stage 3, grade 2A . Treatment plan at this point appears to include both chemo and radiation once she recovers from her surgery. Treatment will probably begin after Thanksgiving.
Amy's Story from April 2009 Three years ago this month, Amy was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her caregivers recommended that she have a double masectomy to minimize the possibility of recurrence. The procedure was performed in April 2006. As you probably know by now, Amy has had a recurrence. Please Click on the link Read Story (viewMyStory.do?method=executeInit) for the update.
She discovered several suspicious lumps under her right arm about a week and a half ago and immediately sought necessary medical assistance to determine the exact nature of the problem. Once it was determined that it was, in fact, cancer, arrangements were made to remove and treat it. This morning, 17 March, Dr Bud Lancaster removed the cancer and several lymph nodes in an operation that took only about 40 minutes. Amy went into the OR at 8AM and was finished and resting at home by 10:30AM.
The operation went as planned with no complications. The lab results will not be known until early next week. She will be at home until Monday, 23 March when she sees her surgeon for her follow-up. She plans to return to work on Monday.
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