Mara Springborn

First post: Jan 2, 2019 Latest post: Jul 31, 2022
In December, I was diagnosed with Invasive Moderately Differentiated Ductal Carcinoma.  That is fancy for it's (freaking) cancer.  There is no family history of breast cancer and I wasn't experiencing any concerns.  I went in for my first "welcome to 40" (3D) mammogram.  They reassured me that it's normal to get called back, and "no news is good news."  I wasn't surprised by their call the next day due to pain I started experiencing following the mammo especially on the right side.  I had both an ultrasound and biopsy.  I have also had genetic testing, and an MRI.  The MRI revealed a larger tumor (3.5 - 4cm) than what was estimated from the ultrasound.  I will begin chemo on January 3rd.  I am blessed by all of you that love & care - near and far.  And I thought it might be helpful to create a CaringBridge website. I hope to use this to keep family and friends updated in one place, but I don't want this to be a substitute for connecting.  We cherish hearing from you, and believe words of hope and encouragement are part of the healing process!  

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