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Welcome to Morgan's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego. Morgan is truly blessed with such amazing friends and family members, and sincerely appreciates all of your love, support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
A few weeks ago while at her home, Morgan found a small lump on her upper right breast. After a few appointments, a mammogram, an ultrasound, and a needle biopsy, Morgan received the diagnosis - invasive lobular and ductal carcinoma. A common type of breast cancer, but for someone her age, it is more concerning as it is usually more aggressive the younger you are. Her cancer was also ER, PR, and HER2 positive, which is also indicative of a more aggressive cancer.
Her oncologist's course of treatment is 6 rounds of chemotherapy over 18 weeks, with the hope that the chemo will shrink the tumor so that surgery will only be a small lumpectomy. After she has completed chemo, she will have surgery to remove the remaining tumor, followed by one year (received once every three weeks) of an injection of herseptin (a chemotherapy drug) and five years of hormone therapy.
Morgan knows she has a long road of her, but she is optimistic and her free-spirit attitude is still there.