Gina Marquez

First post: Dec 10, 2017 Latest post: Jun 25, 2018
On Monday, 11/6/17, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer, which is completely curable. I felt a lump and reported it. I had my yearly mammogram on 10/6/17 and I advised them that I had felt a lump. The lump did NOT show on the mammogram. They performed an ultrasound which showed a 1.3 cm tumor. The tumor was biopsied last week and on Monday I got the call. I caught this tumor, not the mammogram. Please ladies, make sure to check for lumps, if you feel a lump make sure to have it checked.

On 11/28/17, I had surgery to remove the tumor.  Surgery went well except for the nurses infiltrated my vein in the right arm, so it is bruised and in a lot of pain.  I am currently waiting on the results of the biopsy. 

These last two weeks have been such a whirlwind. 

12/5/17 - Received the test results from the biopsy. They must go back in on Monday to remove a small piece of the tumor. It's also in my lymphoids.  They tested 4 of them and it was in one of the 4.  I have been upgraded to stage 2 Cancer and will be starting chemo, then radiation.

Dr. Baril ordered several tests.  CT Scan, MUGA test and a bone scan.  I had the CT scan on 12/6/17 and the MUGA scan on 12/8/17.  I will be having the bone scan on Wednesday, 12/13/14.  I will have a consultation with Oncology on Tuesday 12/12/17.

My second surgery is Monday morning, check in at 8:30 am.  This surgery is supposed to be quick and I will be able to go home in a few hours.

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