Lois Engelby | CaringBridge

Lois Engelby

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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.

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