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Following my annual physical and mammogram on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017, I received a call that evening from my Primary Care Physician and she said I likely had Cancer and needed to go see Dr. James Pellicane, the Director of Breast Oncology at the Bon Secours Cancer Institute in Richmond, VA. It is Crazy that only a year ago, my mammogram was clear.
Fortunately, I was able to get in quickly and my first appointment was Wednesday, August 9th. It is an aggressive Cancer and because of it's size and being in a lymph node, he categorized it as Stage III. So now we begin the battle!
Tomorrow, Monday, August 14th, I have surgery to insert the port for Chemo Therapy and they will also do a lymph node biopsy. 2 days later on Wednesday, I am scheduled for a CT Scan and an Electrocardiogram.
Chemo Therapy starts on Friday, August 18th and the schedule as of now is, one day, every 3 weeks for 4-1/2 months. Then a short break before Radiation Treatment.
David is going to be updating My Journal here for me, if you see an entry saying, 'Lisa's procedure...' that would him making a Journal Update.