On June 21st, 2016, I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. More specifically, I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), with approx 2mm of invasive ductal carcinoma (estrogen/progesterone positive). Being told you have cancer, no matter the type, stage, or size is very scary. The word "cancer" is a generalized blanket term that covers so many variations that it's tricky to keep your mind from going right to eleven. (That's a Spinal Tap reference) Luckily mine was detected early, and the doctors I've met with all seem very optimistic that I will have a positive outcome. I'm scheduled for a lumpectomy on July 13th, and will have follow-up radiation treatment starting mid-August for 4-6 weeks. I really like the team I have at Park Nicollet & the Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital, and of course I have Cole by my side (and cats on my side), so I'm keeping a smile on. Go Team KaCo!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc
Welcome to Team KaCo's CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated on Katie's diagnosis and treatment. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.