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I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Stage 1 Grade 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. It was found on my yearly mammogram. A reminder how important mammograms are in early detection. I will be having surgery at Virginia Piper Breast Cancer Institute/Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Wednesday, May 31st . The surgery will consists of a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph nodes removed. If all goes according to the treatment plan (with the pathology report that comes back after surgery), radiation will start a month later for 3-6 weeks (to be determined). I will be doing the radiation treatments at the Willmar Regional Cancer Center. I will also begin a hormone therapy (1 pill a day for 5 years). I appreciate all the prayers and support we have received from all of our family and friends.