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Feb 23, 2017
I'm a 45 year old single woman with a 21 year old son when I discovered a lump in my left breast at the end of November 2016. My family physician sent me for a mammogram on December 5, 2016. At the time of the mammogram the technician arranged for an ultra sound the same day. Two days later my physician advised me that he would be referring me to the Breast Assessment Clinic at the hospital for an ultrasound biopsy of the lump. The hospital contacted me December 27, 2016 to book an appointment for another mammogram and ultra sound at their clinic on January 17, 2017. At the time of this second mammogram and ultra sound, they discovered more than just the one lump and booked me for a biopsy on January 25, 2017. February 1, 2017 my physician met with me to give me the result from the biopsy....I was diagnosed with breast cancer and was scheduled to meet with the specialist/surgeon on February 6, 2017. The specialist/surgeon (Dr. A) was great and explained what the biopsy showed, explained how he would like to deal with it and answered all our questions. Dr. A requested several tests prior to wanting to arrange a surgery date. I had bone scan, CT scan and MRI. On February 21, 2017 I met with Dr. A and was told the cancer was in the left breast and starting to go towards lymph node. All the tests showed no cancer anywhere else in the body/bones which was a blessing. Surgery to have a modified radical mastectomy is happening on February 28, 2017.