Liz Barkowski

First post: Nov 3, 2017 Latest post: Mar 31, 2018
After feeling a lump in my right breast in late July 2017, I made an appointment with my gynecologist. After an examination in early September, she ordered a mammogram and ultrasound, which led to a biopsy of the lump and my right lymph node. I met with my doctor to get the results on September 19, 2017 and the found out that the cells were cancerous. Everything was a whirlwind after this visit.  I met with a breast surgeon, oncologist, and went through a ton of testing (MRI, PET scan, etc). My oncologist recommended chemo first, to shrink the lump and prevent additional spreading, before surgery. I started chemo on October 16, 2017.  It's going to be a long journey, but I'm staying positive and taking it one step at a time!

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