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Maria Giambrone (Crim)
Feb 8, 2018 Latest post:
Mar 11, 2018
As some of you already know, on January 18, 2018, I was diagnosed with Ductile Carcinoma In Situ in my left breast. This was a spot the doctors had been watching for over a year, and seemed larger on January 3, during my mammogram. On January 16, I had my biopsy and was diagnosed with DCIS two days later. Both my mom and grandmother had breast cancer, with my grandmother dying from breast cancer at the age of 52. I was tested last July and tested negative for the genetic component, yet here I am with breast cancer. I've met with my surgeon who, due to my family history and the large size of the area involved in the DCIS, has recommended a left mastectomy. He also strongly recommends a right mastectomy at the same time, which I am in agreement with. I also have a fairly large area that is palpable in my left breast and will be having an MRI next week to make sure nothing else is involved.