Debbie DiTomaso | CaringBridge

Debbie DiTomaso A Debbie A Day

First post: 6/21/2016 Latest post: 7/25/2016
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 This is my story...

In the Spring of 2016, I had a mammogram that came back inconclusive. When I went back for a second mammogram, they found something that needed further testing. An ultrasound and a biopsy later, they concluded it was Stage II breast cancer. 

After several weeks and long meetings with surgeons and oncologists, we gained a better understanding of what we were dealing with. Now we needed to come up with the best action plan for my particular type of cancer. I will be receiving a chemotherapy treatment once every three weeks for a total of 6 rounds. This will shrink the cancerous tissue so that I will hopefully only need a lumpectomy.  I will then have radiation for a month and then six more rounds of a lesser Chemo.  While my type of cancer is aggressive, they have excellent treatments to fight it and my prognosis is good.  Unfortunately, I will loose my hair along the way but hopefully not my sense of humor, which is something I will need when my head looks like a cue ball!  Besides as many of you know, I spend way too much time on my hair.  Just think of how my schedule will open up!  

 

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