Emily Jarkins

Hey everyone. I feel like this is surreal that I am starting a CaringBridge site, but I thought this was the quickest way to update everyone on my journey. Last August I went in for a mammogram. I usually do my annual mammograms in December, but had some concerns so I moved up the appointment. In August, I had a normal mammogram and a normal ultrasound. At that time, my doctor suggested that I have an MRI before my next mammogram as a follow up. I do have several women in my family that have battled breast cancer so they wanted to follow me more closely. I scheduled the MRI for December. The MRI showed 3 spots, 2 of which they wanted to biopsy. On New Year's Eve, I went in for an MRI guided biopsy (one on each breast). The 3rd spot they wanted to keep an eye on and check again in 6 months. One January 6th, I received a call from the radiologist that the left side biopsy but that the right side biopsy came back as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). DCIS is a abnormal cells inside the milk duct.  

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