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In late Jan, I had a routine mammogram and was diagnosed with a small lump. On Feb. 1, I returned for a biopsy. They have a tool that vacuums a little piece of the lump so that it can be sent to pathology. On Feb. 2, I learned that the lump is breast cancer.
In the sense that all cancer is serious, this is serious. However, this is a very small lump, and was caught early, so at the moment it does not appear to be an overly serious situation.
The likely treatment will be a lumpectomy followed by radiation. Depending on what is discovered in surgery, treatment may include chemo. That's not known at the moment.
All this will take time, and also energy. What i know from friends is that radiation may or may not have a big impact on a person's overall energy level and feeling of wellness. I'll provide updates as treatment progresses.