Lisha Bates

First post: Jun 16, 2016 Latest post: Nov 1, 2016
Welcome to Lisha's CaringBridge site. My name is Kathy Mazzoni, and I am a good friend and neighbor of Lisha and Craig.  I asked Lisha if I could help her by creating this website to keep friends and family updated. Lisha appreciates your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

Lisha's story began with a routine mammogram in April.  This was followed by a second mammogram, which was then followed by an ultrasound, and then finally a biopsy.  It was after the biopsy that she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  They diagnosed it as Stage 2 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.  A lumpectomy was scheduled for May 13th.  The morning of surgery, Lisha had to have a needle guided ultrasound with an MRI to mark exactly where the surgeon needed to go.  Creating a guide for the surgeon.  During this MRI, they noticed something in her other breast. This will need to be looked into at another time. The surgery itself went well.  The surgeon said that the tumor was bigger than she expected, however the lymph nodes were clear.  When the pathology came back that next week, they changed the diagnosis to Stage 2B Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.  The surgeon informed Lisha that she would have to go back in and take a bigger margin in one area.  This will be done after treatment.

The recommended treatment is 4 rounds of chemotherapy over 12 weeks.  This will probably begin later this month.

After recovery from the lumpectomy, Lisha went in for a biopsy on the other breast.  With ultrasound, they could not see what the MRI picked up, so they were not able to do the procedure.  This means she will have a needle guided biospy with MRI, on this side, to locate the possible tumor.  This is scheduled for June 16.  

Lisha is staying strong and positive.  Her spirits are high and she can already feel the love and support of family and friends.  This is what she is asking for right now...prayers, love and support

Stay tuned for updates!

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