Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer in her left breast and will require surgery sometime at the beginning of January.
After Holly had noticed an indentation in her left breast on Dec. 7, she spoke with our primary care doc, Jennifer Woodland, M.D., and then met with her on Dec. 10. She recommended an immediate ultrasound, mammogram and Core Needle Biopsy be done that day. Immediately after the exams, the radiologist suggested that it was cancer, which means that it was cancer; they don’t say such things unless they know. We didn’t know for certain until the test results came back the following Monday, Dec. 14. They determined that she had an Invasive lobular carcinoma, about 1-1/2 cm, in the left breast. An MRI determined that there appeared to be no cancer in her right breast or in her lymph nodes, although the only accurate way to determine whether lymph nodes are clear is during surgery.
She will be having a double mastectomy in early January and, at this point, it appears that there will be no need for chemo or radiation treatment.