Katie Jensen Rice

First post: 3/11/2016 Latest post: 10/25/2016
I was diagnosed on 2/11/16 with breast cancer. I have ductal carcinoma which is HER2 Positive with negative receptors. My oncologist has recommended chemo first followed by mastectomy, I most likely will do a double. I had port placement on Monday 3/7/16 and will start chemo on Friday March 11.

I have gone in for routine mammograms every year. My mammogram in November 2015 came back questionable and so they wanted me to come in for a more thorough mammogram and an ultrasound. Both showed nothing. Just a fluid filled cyst in my right breast. I told the radiologist that day I had concerns about my right breast, it had some changes and just didn't feel right. I was referred to a breast surgeon and given the option to see her. I chose to go in. She looked at my scans and saw nothing. She said the changes were most likely scar tissue from a fibroadenoma removal I had 8 years ago. She said she could go in and remove it and free up the tissue but that it was up to me and if I wasn't having any trouble, it really wasn't necessary. I waited 3 weeks then went back in and scheduled the surgery. 2/9 I had routine surgery to remove scar tissue.   2/11/16 the results came back from pathology. And this is now my story .








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