Maria Gorman

First post: May 30, 2020 Latest post: Nov 6, 2020
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I’m just 41 years old, in the middle of raising two girls and trying to finish my Masters in Social Work when I found a lump. I had talked with my doctor in the fall about when mammograms were recommended and I was still too young by industry and insurance standards. March 28 2020, It was a soar feeling that I had just under my right breast that I though was my rib or my bra rubbing a spot wrong. Nope, come to find out April 1 my doctor was referring me for a mammogram, April 22 I completed the imaging and received confirmation of at least one tumor and potentially two more spots (one in my left and another in my right breast). April 27 I went in for a ultrasound guided breast biopsy, one was a cyst and the other per lab results was not cancer but natural tissue development likely due to hormones, things progressed pretty quickly as I was scheduled for an MRI. Then I went to see the oncology surgeon to discuss my cancer and potential treatment options related to surgical intervention, and was referred to medical oncologist. I had another biopsy of my right breast for another spot found in the MRI that the surgeon wanted checked. This time the biopsy was guided by MRI (I learned that I don’t like small spaces from doing MRI’s). I met with my medical oncologist that explained a Ton of info regarding type of cancer, level of development, stage, treatment medicine, and the long term treatment goals developed by the department’s Tumor Board. I have a port now, and just completed my CT scan to see if I have cancer spread to anywhere else.

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