Karla Huisman

First post: Jan 16, 2017 Latest post: Apr 19, 2017
In December I had a suspicion that something was going on with my right breast.   I then lucked out and received the letter that it was time for my yearly mammo,  so I wasted no time and made my appointment.  (12/22/16)  After having the mammo, they called me back in for an ultra sound  (12/27/16) and the doctor said I was good to go!  I left happy and excited and then my mind went right to "But what do I do with my suspicion?"  After getting home the doctor called me and said he changed his mind!  He said they would go with the mammo results instead of the ultra sound.  I was then scheduled for a biopsy on 1/3/17.   I received the results on 1/5/17,  "you have breast cancer."  I am heartbroken and scared,  but I will be moving forward from this point on!    They call the area an architectural distortion,  not a lump,  which means  I wouldn't have been able to feel it.  I have invasive lobular carcinoma.    The pathology report says I  am a grade one, which is the earliest grade and at this point "clinically" Stage one.  If I understand correctly the stage may change after surgery.  I was told I will have surgery and do chemo.  I am lucky the doctor changed his mind.          

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