Bev Sturgeon

First post: Jun 19, 2020 Latest post: Nov 17, 2020
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and had a left breast mastectomy.   I have been actively monitored for the past 10 years, with semiannual exams.  In June of this year I got the dreaded "call back" for additional views of an area identified on an MRI of the right breast.   They found cancer in the right breast as a new primary site.  All health care providers tell me the new area is "very small" and it is early.  They said that the last time as well and yet they found more cancer on the left side under microscopic exam than expected.   My oncologist said either I have some family disposition to breast cancer, (we are evaluating the BRACA gene mutation) or I am one of the most unlucky people!  Either way. I get to have more surgery and it begins again!!  I have met with a breast surgeon and plastic surgeon and am currently weighing my options.  They  are more limited this time than last.   I am close to a decision on the extent of the surgical intervention.  The doctors want to do surgery around the Fourth of July or about 30 days post diagnosis.  So surgery will be soon.   

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